From Vox:

This was the worst-case scenario for the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

In mid-September, I spoke with some prominent advocates, and they had two primary fears as the September 30 deadline to extend CHIP’s funding drew closer:

  1. The funding authority would be allowed to lapse.
  2. The CHIP negotiations would be complicated by more partisan issues like Obamacare.

Now both fears have come to pass. FULL ARTICLE