Congress Poised To Give Millions of Children Affordable Health Insurance

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Children's Health Insurance Affordable

U.S. House and Senate leaders are meeting this month to work out differences between their separate versions of legislation that reauthorizes the 10-year-old Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). A new report from Families USA spells out how many additional children would be covered in each state under the House and Senate bills.

Originally approved by a Republican Congress and signed by a Democratic president, the new approved children's health insurance bill is expected to add between $35 and $50 billion over five years to provide health coverage for as many as 5 million of the nation

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