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States — And 9M Kids — ‘In A Bind’ As Congress Dawdles On CHIP Funding

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Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Last week, Colorado became the first state to notify families that children who receive health insurance through the Children’s Health Insurance Program are in danger of losing their coverage.

Nearly 9 million children are insured through CHIP, which covers mostly working-class families. The program has bipartisan support in both the House and Senate, but Congress let federal funding for CHIP expire in September.