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Children's Health Insurance Program deserves funding
Children's Health Insurance Program deserves funding

In what may be a hopelessly quixotic effort, supporters of the federal Children's Health Insurance Program are trying to persuade Congress to renew its funding almost a year in advance — and in a lame-duck session. Nevertheless, lawmakers ought to heed that call. The program plugs a troubling gap between Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act's subsidized plans, and states need to know whether they can count on federal funding or whether they will have to spend far more dollars of their own. Insuring kids isn't just an act of kindness; it's an investment in a better-educated, healthier and more productive population. That's why CHIP enjoyed strong bipartisan...