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American Children Have A Higher Chance Of Dying Before Adulthood

American Children Have A Higher Chance Of Dying Before Adulthood

Why is this? One researcher claims that it probably has a lot to do with the United States' chaotic health care system, which frankly, isn't so surprising considering Congress isn't funding kids' health insurance. An analysis by the CBO last week found that a five-year CHIP extension would cost $800 million, substantially less than previous estimates. Texas has enough funding to cover its costs until the end of March, but the looming deadline has many families anxious about their long-term health care needs.

"Extending funding for CHIP for 10 years yields net savings to the federal government because the federal costs of the alternatives to providing coverage through CHIP (primarily Medicaid, subsidized coverage in the marketplaces, and employment-based insurance) are larger than the costs of providing coverage through CHIP during that period", the nonpartisan budget agency writes.

The Children's Health Insurance Program has few opponents in Washington. "That's the type of family that we're talking about - people that are out there working and just need a little assistance to get coverage for their children", he said.

President Donald Trump celebrates with Congressional Republicans after Congress passed tax reform in December 2017.




Had that accident happened this year, though, Natali, 50, of Aliquippa, Pa., might be scrambling. Some states, including Minnesota, are using state dollars to fund the program.

About 1.7 million children in 20 states and the District of Columbia could be at risk of losing their CHIP coverage in February because of the shortfall, according to a report Wednesday by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. Do the right thing and reauthorize CHIP today. These low-income families need assurance CHIP payments will be there in the future. However long an extension they land on, lawmakers said, all signs point that CHIP will at the very least get funded in the January 19 continuing budget resolution that Congress needs to pass to avert a government shutdown. It works to safeguard the health of children, and long has enjoyed bipartisan support. A GOP senior aide told Modern Healthcare CHIP is "very likely" to go as a stand-alone next week, with six years of funding appropriated, even as Republicans and Democrats alike say they'd like to pay for 10 years. "We will have to decide between their health and spending the money on something else", she said.

"Families across America had to start 2018 anxious that their kids wouldn't have health care", she tweeted.

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