With Deadlines Looming, Officials Hope Congress Renews CHIP Funding Soon

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In this May 23, 2017 photo, budget director Mick Mulvaney holds up a copy of President Donald Trump’s proposed fiscal 2018 federal budget as he speaks to members of the media in the Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. His $4.1 trillion plan for the budget year beginning Oct. 1 generally proposed deep cuts in safety net programs, including Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. (Credit: AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)

Thousands of children and pregnant women may be on the verge of losing their health insurance if Congress does not take action. And, as Michael Pope reports, state officials are hoping that happens soon.

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