House Extends Funding for CHIP, HHS Programs
On November 3, the House passed the CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS Act (H.R. 3922), which combined and slightly modified two committee-passed bills to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and other programs in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that expired September 30.
Because of offsets affecting Medicare, Medicaid, and the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF), the legislation did not receive broad bipartisan support. The full Senate has yet to consider its CHIP bill (KIDS Act, S. 1827), and has not taken action to extend funding for other HHS programs.