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House, Senate lawmakers grapple over how to pay for CHIP reauthorization

October 5, 2017


Senate and House panels advance separate bills to fund CHIP for another five years, but funding proposals being pushed by House Republicans are facing opposition from Democrats.

What's inside the House's CHIP reauthorization bill

October 4, 2017


The House Energy and Commerce Committee is scheduled to mark up its recently released bill Wednesday—the same day the Senate Finance Committee is planning to mark up its own bill.

Weekly Line: Federal funding for CHIP is set to expire Sunday. What does that mean for the program?

September 29, 2017


Congress has signaled it will adjourn for the week without passing a bill to reauthorizefederal funding for CHIP—the public health insurance program that covers about 9.2 million low-income U.S. children and pregnant women.

CHIP authorization to expire, DSH cuts to take effect if Congress doesn't act by Sept. 30

September 29, 2017


Congress has approved a bill that extends federal funding for teaching health centers, an Indian Health Service diabetes program, and a Medicare demonstration program for individuals with weakened immune systems, but CHIP authorization and federal grants for community health centers are still set to expire Sept. 30.

Poll: More US residents say Congress should prioritize funding CHIP over ACA repeal

September 25, 2017


The Kaiser Family Foundation's latest tracking poll shows 75 percent of respondents say it is "extremely" or "very" important to reauthorize federal funding for CHIP before it expires on Sept. 30.

Graham-Cassidy has a planned vote next week. Here's what analysts say it would do.

September 21, 2017


The Senate is speeding toward a vote next week on a GOP bill (HR 1628) to repeal and replace major parts of the Affordable Care Act and overhaul Medicaid, with a vote expected before the Congressional Budget Office can fully analyze the bill's effects. In the absence of a formal CBO analysis, outside experts are weighing in—with one left-leaning think tank projecting the bill will lead 30 million people to lose coverage by 2026.

10 bipartisan governors declare opposition to Cassidy-Graham—but 15 GOP governors come out in support

September 20, 2017


A bipartisan group of 10 governors are urging Senate leaders not to consider the bill, which would use Affordable Care Act funding to provide block grants for states to cover the Medicaid expansion population, while a separate group of 15 Republican governors say the bill is "the last, best hope to finally repeal and replace Obamacare."

Cassidy-Graham bill resurrects GOP effort to repeal ACA. But can it pass?

September 19, 2017


A Senate GOP bill to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act appears to be gaining traction among lawmakers, but so far the bill does not have the 50 votes needed to secure passage.

What's inside the GOP's 'best and only chance' to repeal ACA

September 14, 2017


A bill introduced by Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Bill Cassidy (La.), Dean Heller (Nev.), and Ron Johnson (Wis.) attempts to equalize federal health care spending between states that expanded Medicaid and states that did not.

Sens. reach deal to reauthorize CHIP ahead of Sept. 30 deadline

September 13, 2017


The deal would reauthorize federal funding for CHIP for five years and would phase out additional federal funding for CHIP provided to states under the Affordable Care Act.

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