Congressional Budget Office
More than a Million Kids Could Lose Health Coverage Next Month if Congress Fails to Fund CHIP
Despite new indications that renewing the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) could actually save the federal government money, Congress has yet to pass a reauthorization of the program. Nearly 1.7 million out of the 9 million children served by CHIP each year could lose healthcare coverage by the end of February if Congress fails to pass legislation to reauthorize the program, according to a new report from Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families.
Congress Should Not Kill Lifesaving Options for Foster Youth
Jamal* is a teenager in foster care whom I met through an organization pairing Washington D.C. foster youth with volunteer mentors.. He is a spirited young man who bounced through five foster homes in less than a year due to his defiant behavior.