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House Republicans unveil short-term spending bill with temporary CHIP funding fix

December 4, 2017

Republican leaders in Congress are hoping to pass this week a short-term federal spending bill that includes a provision that would temporarily lift a restriction on how much money states can receive from CMS' reserve of unused CHIP funds.

States begin to warn CHIP beneficiaries of possible coverage disruptions

November 28, 2017

State officials are warning CHIP beneficiaries that they could face coverage disruptions if Congress does not soon reauthorize federal funding for the program, which expired Sept. 30.

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.

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