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News Friday, Jan 12 2018

New Analysis: Arizona CHIP Funding Runs Out In Weeks

Jan 12, 2018

A new report from Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute has devastating news for Arizona families: funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program will likely run out by the end of February.

Arizona is among the 11 states identified by the report as likely to run out of funding in the next few weeks, due to the Republican Congress’s unconscionable inaction. Over 88,00 children in Arizona depend on CHIP for their health care, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.

“Eleven states will likely burn through their share of short-term CHIP funding before the end of next month, according to researchers at Georgetown University…They are: Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Washington state and Washington, D.C.,” reports Axios.

“Republicans’ priorities couldn’t be clearer: cutting taxes for their wealthy campaign donors and stripping health care from hundreds of thousands of Arizonans. Keeping poor kids on their health insurance? That’s just not on their agenda. Sick kids could be unable to access affordable care due to Congresswoman Martha McSally’s unconscionable inaction — and nothing shows more clearly exactly where her priorities are,” said American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp.

Published: Jan 12, 2018

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