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Nearly half a million more children were uninsured in 2018 than in 2017, according to data out Tuesday from the U.S. Census Bureau. The drop stems primarily from a decline in the number of children covered by public programs such programs as Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.

The Future of Federal CHIP Funding

Jan 16, 2018
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Congress allowed funding for the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to lapse in 2017, leaving an estimated 220,000 Ohio children at risk of losing their health coverage as soon as January 19.

We'll discuss what is causing the unusual delay in appropriating funds for the program and how CHIP families may be impacted in 2018.

Flu shot

Central Ohio public health advocates gained some political support on Monday to keep funding intact for a children’s health insurance program.

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown visited a south side health center to promote continued federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. It helps low income workers purchase health care for their children.

“These are parents who make $9, and $10, $11 an hour whose employers don’t offer health insurance and who don’t make enough money themselves to pay for it,” Brown said.