Congress eyes end-of-year deal on Children's Health Insurance Program, as Louisiana's governor urges action
Despite widespread bipartisan support for the Children's Health Insurance Program, lawmakers on Capitol Hill remain uncertain just when and how the lapsed program might get a renewal.
Louisiana will begin running out of federal dollars to operate the program sometime in January, according to the Governor's Office, forcing the state either to shift funds from other health care programs or to cancel coverage for kids.
Gov. John Bel Edwards sent the state's congressional delegation a letter Wednesday urging them to move swiftly to renew CHIP. The program expired at the end of September.
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