Governor Steve Bullock and eleven governors from across the country today released a letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer asking them to prioritize the reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance program (CHIP).
“We believe covering children and pregnant women without disruption is one thing we can all agree on,” governors wrote. “Since its creation, CHIP has enjoyed strong bipartisan support. We encourage you to work across the aisle to find common ground that will allow this important program to continue and give the families who rely on CHIP the peace of mind of knowing that their children will be able to get the health care they need in the new year.”
24,000 Montana children are at risk of losing their healthcare coverage through CHIP. Montana has enough funding to continue to operate CHIP through January 2018.
Full letter: http://governor.mt.gov/Portals/16/Bipartisan%20Govs%20Support%20CHIP.PDF?ver=2017-12-13-110145-183