Virginia Prepares to Shut Down Health Insurance Program for 66,000 Children

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The Children’s Health Insurance Program relies on money from state and federal governments to help subsidize the cost of medical care for some kids not poor enough to qualify for Medicaid. (Credit: Rebecca Nelson / Getty Images)

66,000 children and 1,100 pregnant women could lose health insurance if Congress doesn’t act soon. They get their insurance through a federally funded program called CHIP, and Congress hasn’t agreed to keep paying the bills. Now Virginia is preparing to shut the program down, because there’s no more money. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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