An Illinois pediatricians' group is calling on Congress to reauthorize the Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP.
Currently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is restricted by a statutory formula in how it allocates redistribution funds to cover state shortfalls occurring in the absence of funded FY2018 CHIP allotments. Medicaid and CHIP combined have brought the uninsured rate among children to 5 percent, the lowest it has ever been, according to data from the Kaiser Family Foundation. She says the CHIP program helps children of the working poor. In nearly all states, children in families who earn up to 200 percent of the federal poverty level - the equivalent of $40,840 for a family of three - qualify for CHIP, according to KFF.
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Her husband, Luis Castro-Mojica, 37, was taken into custody and charged with assault. She was taken to WCA Hospital and then immediately air lifted to ECMC in Buffalo.
Officials said lawmakers are expected to take into account a Continuing Resolution (CR) that includes a technical adjustment to target some states' dwindling funds for the program - in light of its funding stream having expired September 30.
Officials said the revision means CMS can make states whole with federal dollars through December 31, 2017, even if a state has already received its original share of the redistribution funding under the current proration rule. While legislators on both sides of the aisle agree funding needs to be reauthorized, they have failed to agree on offsets for the program and therefore have been unable to pass a bill to renew the program.
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