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AHL feature: CHIP expired 47 days ago. How did we get here, again?

November 16, 2017


Federal funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program expired 47 days ago. This is not the first lapse in CHIP funding—but it is by far the longest, and lawmakers do not appear any closer to passing a renewal. American Health Line explores the political and policy questions at play and how they differ from those during the 2007 funding gap.

House passes bill to reauthorize CHIP, delay DSH cuts

November 6, 2017


The bill now heads to the Senate, which has yet to take up its own version of the measure as lawmakers debate ways to offset the bill's costs.

House expected to vote on GOP bill to reauthorize CHIP without Democratic support

November 2, 2017


House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) says Democratic lawmakers "think that the funding sources the Republicans have suggested" to pay for legislation that would reauthorize federal funding for CHIP "undermine Medicare and undermine other health care programs."

Verma announces CMS initiative to revise, simplify quality measures under federal health care programs

November 1, 2017


CMS Administrator Seema Verma says the agency's new Meaningful Measures Initiative "takes a new approach to quality measures to reduce the burden of reporting on all providers" and "focus on outcome-based measures."

NY warns of possible budget shortfall without federal CHIP funds

October 13, 2017


New York officials say the federal government's failure to reauthorize federal funding for CHIP has created a $1 billion hole in the state budget that jeopardizes health care for individuals covered under the program.

House Republicans delay CHIP vote to work with Democrats on funding

October 11, 2017


House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Greg Walden (R-Ore.) says he will not rule out moving forward with the committee's bill to reauthorize federal funding for CHIP without a bipartisan deal to pay for it if lawmakers cannot reach such a deal "by the end of this week."

HHS declares public health emergencies in 4 states in response to Hurricane Nate

October 11, 2017


HHS says the declarations allow CMS "to take action that gives beneficiaries and their health care providers and suppliers greater flexibility in meeting emergency health needs."

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.
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