Alabama received $290.1 million in federal Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) funding in FY 2016. Affordable, high-quality, consistent coverage for more than 150,000 Alabama children is at risk without a CHIP funding extension at current levels. Our state needs to know they can rely on permanent funding to prevent blowing a hole in our budget and kicking kids off their coverage. Short-term funding patches don’t solve long-term budget shortfalls. Without these funds, we face devastating consequences of taking health care away from kids or taking dollars from schools, roads and other important projects. These are terrible choices that Congress can prevent us from having to make. This week marks 100 days since Congress failed to extend full funding for the successful, bipartisan CHIP, which provides 9 million U.S. children and pregnant women with comprehensive and affordable health care coverage. Join us and other leading children’s health, medical and advocacy organizations TODAY as we take action to help #SaveCHIP.
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Unless Congress acts now, Alabama will have to
make tough decisions such as whether to cover kids’ health care, pay for schools, or keep streets safe. #RenewCHIPNow
Kids and families have been waiting 100+ days for Congress to do their job and renew #CHIPfunding. Short-term funding won’t cut it—we need Congress to #saveCHIP now.