Thousands of kids could lose health insurance next month if Congress doesn't act fast

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Thousands of kids could lose health insurance next month if Congress doesn't act fast - ABC News
​By Meridith McGraw

"Despite bipartisan backing, on Sept. 30, Congress missed the deadline to reauthorize funding for the CHIP program. At the time, lawmakers in Washington told states not to worry -- the program would quickly be reauthorized. But now, almost two months later, states are facing a situation where they may not be able to afford to cover health insurance for millions of children and pregnant women."
"Eleven states are anticipating running out of funding by the end of the year, according to an analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation -- California, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Ohio, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Hawaii. Another 21 states anticipate their funding to run out soon after the new year."
“I don’t know how if they understand that it’s not just a line on a budget, it’s more than a number,” said Bartle about inaction in Congress. “You’re dealing with kids who could be physically harmed for the rest of their life. These are people’s lives you’re playing with.”




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But you see, children's lives sure appear to not be a Republican priority. They are clearly showing Americans that it isn't by not reauthorizing the CHIP Program for children and pregnant women. How low can Republicans go!

This is sheer insanity Republicans. Get with it already! Reauthorize the CHIP Program NOW!

This is just another reason added to the now quite stout list of inadequacies in having a Republican president and Congress to not do that which is right that exemplifies the immediate need to start electing Democrats ASAP so that our children and pregnant mothers can receive the care that they rightfully deserve to have that would be provided by Democrats. Republicans simply do not care about them. Democrats do.

 
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