Health coverage for 180K Pa. kids on the line as Congress ignores CHIP

Days after celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Children’s Health Insurance Program in Pennsylvania, advocates are again pleading with lawmakers in Washington, D.C., and Harrisburg to fund the program.

Congress took no action to reauthorize funding for the federal program by the Sept. 30 deadline, leaving more than 180,000 Pennsylvania children at risk of losing their health insurance if lawmakers do not fund the program soon.

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