Families, State Agencies Breathe Sigh of Relief as Congress Funds CHIP

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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. Congress had let funding for the program lapse. (Credit: Rebecca Nelson / Getty Images)

After months of uncertainty, Congress has passed long-term funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. For Virginians that means more than 60,000 low-income children will be able to keep their coverage. Mallory Noe-Payne reports.

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