Ron Wyden

Congress can't even handle health care for kids

Congress can't even handle health care for kids

The fate of the Affordable Care Act may be deeply divisive, but there’s one aspect of the health care system that retains broad support across the political spectrum — the Children’s Health Insurance Program. Created in 1997 from the ashes of President Bill Clinton’s failed health care reform plan, it provides health insurance coverage for about 9 million children nationwide whose families make too much to qualify for traditional Medicaid but not enough to afford health insurance on their own. Its impacts have been far reaching; a 2014 Kaiser Family...

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