But Alabama health officials say they will likely close the program in the new year if Congress doesn't renew funding.
"We have all these Tennessee working families who have children, who get their health care because of the CHIP program... and the Republicans have chosen to do nothing about funding it".
"CHIP is one that we can not play games with", Lawrence said at a news conference of the Democratic Women's Working Group at the U.S Capitol. Authorization for the program expired September 30th but many states including Florida had reserves to carry them longer. Some states are already running out of CHIP money and are warning families that they may have to end the program soon.
CT plans to end its HUSKY B children's health coverage January 31 unless additional federal funding becomes available, according to The Hill.
Rep. England said the state of Alabama doesn't have the money to pay for the program alone. CHIP has played a critical role in reducing the number of uninsured children by more than 68 percent, from almost 15 percent in 1997 to less than five percent in 2015, while improving health outcomes and access to care for children and pregnant women.
Lawmakers are scrambling to pass a bill to keep the government funded through January 19.
The representatives sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi requesting a five-year extension of the Children's Health Insurance Program, which provides coverage to 9 million children. Please call Idahos members of Congress and tell to put Idahos children first this Christmas by funding CHIP. CHIP covers dental and eye care, prescription drugs, mental health care and pre-existing conditions.
Alabama has one of the more generous eligibility ranges for the program.
Unlike Medicaid, CHIP is usually not free. The 20-year-old program cost about $15.6 billion in fiscal 2016, funded nearly entirely by the federal government.
The House and Senate must approve a continuing resolution to fund the government before the end of the week.
"We have about 270 patients just in our clinic here who have all kids coverage so those folks over the next couple of months are going to be facing using their benefits", says Dawson. If they don't want to pay, they don't have to enroll.
Census officials confirmed IL lost its spot as the fifth-largest state in the wake of Pennsylvania's modest population growth. Many neighboring states, like Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota and MI , all saw moderate population gains during the same period.
In any given year, Baltimore has about a 10 percent chance of seeing snow fall on Christmas Day, according to the weather service. But on the positive side, temperatures typically warm by the end of February into the low 30s with overnight lows in the teens.
The Falcons won the meeting 34-20 in Atlanta, with Julio Jones catching a season-best 12 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns. All-Pro defensive tackle and team sack leader Gerald McCoy (biceps) is out as well, as is linebacker Lavonte David (hamstring).
Apple , like most smartphone manufacturers, generally sticks to a yearly release schedule when it comes to their new flagships. Apple is planning to launch upgraded AirPods in the second half of 2018, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo.
The 2018 Rumble event takes place on January 28th at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Next month at Royal Rumble , Lesnar will defend his Universal title against Kane and Braun Strowman .
Completing it all are what appear to be new alloy wheels although the ones seen here appear to be for the Limited trim. Jeep designers have effectively swapped out the front fascia of the 2019 Cherokee with a more Jeep-like graphic.
The adventure ended around 9:10 a.m. on eastbound Interstate 595, near the exchanges for US 441 and Florida's Turnpike. The car's speedometer flashes into view for a moment in the footage - and shows the auto reaching more than 60mph.
Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier clarifies that the transition period will not be an "a la carte" for Britain to choose from. The cut-off date for the transition phase is contained in the EU's guidelines for the next phase of Brexit negotiations.
The common pattern they described included allegations that Franken groped their buttocks or breasts or tried to kiss them. Franken announced earlier this month that he would leave "in the coming weeks" amid several sexual misconduct allegations.
Thomas' return is projected to be sometime within the next three weeks, with the January 3 return to the Garden circled. The Cleveland Cavaliers' G League affiliate will reportedly be involved in Isaiah Thomas' recovery from his hip injury.
Raul Castro stepping down as Cuba's president in April
In its last ordinary session of the year, headed by President Castro, the MPs agreed to extend their term until April 19, 2018. The date of the elections was pushed back due to the devastation that Hurricane Irma had on Cuba in September.
Twitter suspends Britain First group retweeted by Trump
Twitter said it had decided not to categorise the US Confederate flag as hateful imagery, citing its place in history. Britain First leader Paul Golding, 35, and deputy leader Jayda Fransen , 31, are both facing charges in Belfast.
Boy calls 911 to catch the Grinch
Byram's police chief, Luke Thompson, encouraged him to return when he was 21 to apply to become an official part of the force. The officer in MS assured the young boy that his Christmas was safe and that the Grinch would not be stealing his toys.
Congress leaders queue-up to greet Rahul Gandhi
Gandhi entered public life 13 years ago when he stood and won in his family seat of Amethi in north India. Meeting this challenge was not the achievement of one individual but the continued efforts of all of you.