House to vote on CHIP funding this week

The House is set to vote this week on a bill to extend funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program, according to The Hill

Funding for the program expired in September, but lawmakers have been unable to agree on offsets to finance the extension, according to the report. The current bill would authorize the program through 2022 and fund it by cutting public health funding under the ACA, reducing the grace period for ACA enrollees who miss a premium payment, and increasing Medicare premiums for beneficiaries who earn more than $500,000 annually, according to the report.  

Negotiations on these offsets have not yet been successful, but the House plans to move forward with the bill as funding in some states is set to run out in November, according to the report. 

A similar extension was passed by the Senate Finance Committee, according to the report. 


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