The children who got health coverage under CHIP
We've spent so much time watching the Affordable Care Act fights that it's easy to forget the success of an earlier health coverage expansion. The Children's Health Insurance Program was created in 1997 as a bipartisan compromise after the failure of more sweeping health care plans.
Why it matters: CHIP's authorization expires on Saturday — because Congress was too busy fighting over the ACA. (They're working on renewing it — later.)