With Congress at impasse, parents learn their children may lose health insurance

With Congress at impasse, parents learn their children may lose health insurance


By:  Rita Giordano
The Philly Inquirer

 

States around the country, including Pennsylvania, face notifying millions of working class and special needs families that their children may soon lose their health care coverage.

The problem: a politically locked Congress.

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.), blasted congressional Republicans for not quickly reauthorizing CHIP.

“Every day that passes injects more uncertainty into the lives of millions of working families who depend on CHIP to provide kids with the care they need,” Menendez said. A bipartisan bill he co-sponsored that would extend CHIP for five years hasn’t come to the Senate floor for a vote.

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