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HHS banks on Congress extending CHIP funding

Modern Healthcare

By Virgil Dickson

With federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Plan set run out in 2017, HHS has determined children can’t get comparable benefits and cost-sharing on the insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act.

As a result, HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell suspended a provision of the healthcare reform law requiring states to develop procedures to automatically transition children who aren’t eligible for Medicaid from CHIP to exchange coverage if CHIP funding ends …

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