Dec 14, 2017
The states that are running out of CHIP funds
Sixteen states are in danger of running out of federal funds for the Children's Health Insurance Program by the end of January if Congress doesn't renew funding — including California, Texas and Florida. Here's an interactive look at the states and how many children could lose health care coverage. (The ones whose coverage doesn't include Medicaid funds are at the greatest risk.)
The bottom line: This could still get solved in a spending bill for the rest of the year, but it's the kind of thing Congress could have finished months ago if they had focused on it, rather than fighting over Affordable Care Act repeal. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is giving states some temporary funds, but they won't last very long.