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Monday, January 08, 2018

Some states are facing a mid-January loss of funding for their Children's Health Insurance Program despite spending approved by Congress in late December that was expected to keep the program running for three months, federal health officials said Friday.

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You see, this is how things work.

SALT deductions will reduce state income, while stuff like CHIP will put more expenses on the states.

I hate republicans.

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If those kids want health care, they should get better parents.

We can't afford both tax cuts for millionaires and these rugrats sniffles.

Sincerely,

The GOP

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2018-01-08 02:23 PM | Reply

If we eliminated child labor laws those kids could get jobs with healthcare benefits.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-08 02:52 PM | Reply

If we eliminated child labor laws those kids could get jobs with healthcare benefits.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2018-01-08 02:52 PM | Reply | Flag

If they converted the kids into food....Sorry, that one's taken.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-08 02:58 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I'm not responsible for the bad choices those children made.

~Boaz

#4 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2018-01-08 03:07 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

If they converted the kids into food....Sorry, that one's taken.

#3 | POSTED BY ZED AT 2018-01-08 02:58 PM | FLAG: Yes, that 'modest proposal' was made quite a while ago ;)

#5 | Posted by MSgt at 2018-01-08 04:20 PM | Reply

what states?
the relevant section:
Before the CHIP funding extension on Dec. 21, Alabama said it would freeze enrollment Jan. 1 and shut down the program Jan. 31. Colorado, Connecticut and Virginia sent letters to CHIP families warning that the program could soon end.

After the funding extension, Alabama put a hold on shutting down CHIP.

"Some states will begin exhausting all available funding earlier than others," a CMS official says. "But the exact timing of when states will exhaust their funding is a moving target."

Bruce Lesley, president of First Focus, a child advocacy group, says Congress should have known its short-term funding plan was not enough.

"The math never worked on the patch, as it only bought a few weeks," he says. "Congress must get this finalized before Jan. 19."

#6 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-01-08 11:57 PM | Reply

Knowing that all "entitlements" will be cancelled under Republican rule why doesn't every sane state just presume they will need to use marijuana as a resource to maintain civilization?

I mean, burn the money witches, sure, while also making children the economic priority.

Trillions misappropriated and they can't find enough coin for CHIP. Disgusting, get my pitchfork!

#7 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-01-10 12:58 PM | Reply

Now what's their excuse for not doing the right thing:

It Turns Out That Saving CHIP Would Save the Government $6 Billion

slate.com

#8 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-10 01:08 PM | Reply

It Turns Out That Saving CHIP Would Save the Government $6 Billion

The thing about these economically illiterate right wingers is, they seem to grasp that it takes money to make even more money.

Which is why it's so puzzling that they think they can make more money by pulling out of investments that work, like S-CHIP.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-10 01:53 PM | Reply

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