Senator Urges Bipartisan Solution for CHIP Funding

Michaela Madison Reporting

(Friday, December 1st) Ohio – A US Senator from Ohio is urging the House of Representatives to follow the Senate’s lead on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and work toward a bipartisan solution for funding.

Senator Sherrod Brown continues to be a proponent in an effort to extend funding for CHIP, which covers more than 209,000 Ohio children.

“We should put politics aside,” explained Senator Brown. “This is way more important than a tax reform bill that is contentious and many, many of us don’t like and the public overwhelmingly doesn’t like. This is something everybody agrees on.”

Congress failed to reauthorize the program before it expired in September and states are beginning to run out of money to keep it going.

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