Monday, March 23, 2015

Call about #CHIP Funding

from Families USA:

Last week, the House of Representatives released bipartisan legislation proposing an extension of funding for CHIP, the Children’s Health Insurance Program.  CHIP is being included as part of a legislative package on the Sustainable Grown Rate (SGR), commonly referred to as the “doc fix.”  This package includes a clean, two-year extension of funding for CHIP.  While Families USA prefers a four-year extension of CHIP to align the program’s funding with its authorization (which runs through fiscal year 2019), we applaud the House for their quick, timely, and bipartisan efforts to cleanly extend funding for the program. For additional information, here is Families USA’s letter of support for this package and an analysis from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Please join us for a teleconference on:
Tuesday, March 24th at 2pm EDT
Call-in number: (855) 643-3095/ID: 13731744

Go here to register.

Families USA and colleagues from Center on Budget and Policy Priorities will discuss the merits of the legislative package for children and review next steps needed to move forward on securing an extension of funding for CHIP.  We have also asked colleagues from the Georgetown Center for Children and Families to discuss what the package means for children's health coverage. Co-sponsors of this call include American Academy of Pediatrics, Community Catalyst, and Partnership for America’s Children.

Patrick Willard, Field Director
Shannon Donahue Attanasio, Deputy Director Government Affairs
Families USA

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