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News Thursday, Jan 11 2018

New Analysis: Florida CHIP Funding Runs Out In Weeks 

Jan 11, 2018

A new report from Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute has devastating news for Florida families: funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program will likely run out by the end of February.
Florida 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 370,000 children in Florida 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 Floridians. Keeping poor kids on their health insurance? That’s just not on their agenda. The silence and inaction from Florida Republicans like Rick Scott is unconscionable, and shows exactly where their priorities lie,” said American Bridge spokesperson Joshua Karp.

Published: Jan 11, 2018

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