CHIP in Limbo: 79000 Mississippi Kids Could Lose Health Insurance

The late Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass. and Orrin Hatch,R-Utah. pushed the Hatch Kennedy Childerns Insurance bill that was ultimately signed by President Bill Clinton

The late Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass. and Orrin Hatch,R-Utah. pushed the Hatch Kennedy Childerns Insurance bill that was ultimately signed by President Bill Clinton

"We expect the Congress is going to take action soon", Capriotti said, adding the debate on this health care program "kind of got derailed by Graham-Cassidy", the last version of Republicans' unsuccessful effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Minnesota, however, was among the most imperiled because it had spent all its CHIP money. She says the bill in Congress does nothing to address the actual drivers of health-care costs.

In Alabama the program is split between Medicaid and the Alabama Department of Public Health, which administers All Kids. With private insurance so expensive and Medicaid eligibility levels so minuscule, many families used CHIP as a bridge to affordable care.

"Although our state's CHIP program has enough money to last through March 2018, I am hopeful that Congress will deliver a long-term solution", Wicker said in a written statement Monday. So far, though, the state says it is not moving to suspend service or enrollment or alert enrollees about any possible changes.

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HO: Absolutely. I mean we have certainly seen the children's health insurance plan play an important role in children's access to health coverage.

DSH is the "largest source of federal funding for uncompensated care" in hospitals, according to the AHCCCS website, which said payments are made to qualifying hospitals in the fall. But, so far, it's continuing business as usual.

"Obviously, we want to give our members 30 days' notice prior to any program change", Capriotti said. "But, they need to know very soon that addition money will be coming so they'll know how they can continue their programs".

When is Congress likely to act?

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Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, is on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which oversees the CHIP program, and he has been pushing for a five-year extension, said Joe Hand, a spokesman.

Now federal funding for CHIP is nonexistent. The law is credited with decreasing the percentage of children without insurance from 14 percent in 1997 to 4.5 percent in 2015. For those that are in the traditional CHIP program, the feds are picking up about 67 percent of the cost. What are the income thresholds for kids to qualify for CHIP? Still, there is time for a renewal, she said, with many states not slated to run out of funding until winter or even spring. Some in Congress also thought the September 30 deadline was squishy since states could extend their existing funds beyond that. But in the House, CHIP reauthorization is getting entangled with legislation to give hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico a billion dollars in additional Medicaid dollars, and worse yet, with highly controversial proposals to offset the cost, including sharply higher premiums for wealthier Medicare recipients, and a shortened "grace period" for people who miss paying their monthly Obamacare premiums on time. It also offers prenatal care to about 36,000 pregnant women in Texas.

The program goes by different names depending on the state, such as Hoosier Healthwise in IN and PeachCare for Kids in Georgia. All of this goes a long way in giving kids a quality of life they simply would not have if they could not go to the doctor regularly simply due to their families' income - that, of course, helps to control health care costs long-term, as well. The state only receives a 50% federal match for its Medicaid program.

According to the Department of Family and Health Services, families will not face any immediate issues.

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