The Championing Healthy Kids Act, a bill that includes the extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for another five years and provides health care to nine million children from low-income families, passed the House on a 242-174 vote earlier in November.
The Championing Healthy Kids Act also helps fund important programs like Federally Qualified Health Centers, which provide comprehensive health services to medically underserved populations.
While the bill is now with the Senate, it is unknown if it will pass. The Senate has its own version of the CHIP bill that is more likely to pass, but a vote hasn’t been scheduled yet.
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