Texas Will Have $248 Million to Keep Kids Covered Under CHIP Through March

AUSTIN — Although Congress has not yet agreed on a long-term solution to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Texas will have enough money to keep kids covered through March.When Congress passed a short-term spending bill in December to keep the government open until Jan. 19, nearly $3 billion was appropriated to keep state CHIP programs running. Texas will receive $248 million from that funding, state Health and Human Services Commission spokeswoman Carrie Williams said Friday.“This will carry us through March 31, 2018,” Williams said in an email. “If Congress does not fully reauthorize CHIP by that time, Texas would pursue redistribution funding as it did previously with CMS.”  Continue reading...

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