House Passes Children's Health Bill

posted by Gregg Paul -

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.

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