The House of Representatives today passing bipartisan legislation which includes a five year reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Plan.
The CHIP program expired and lawmakers in Washington missed the September 30th reauthorization deadline. That left nearly 23-thousand Arizona children in jeopardy of losing their health coverage when the funding runs out in mid-December.
Earlier this week Governor Doug Ducey sent a letter to members of Arizona's Congressional delegation asking them to reauthroized the program known as Kids-Care in our state.
The legislation moves onto the Senate.