Funding bill includes 10-year CHIP extension

WASHINGTON (News4Utah) – Part of a recent Senate funding bill includes a funding extension for CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program). It’s something Utah’s Senator Orrin Hatch says he worked hard to secure.

“Last month Congress passed a historic six-year CHIP extension, which was eventually signed into law. The bill before us would add another four years on top of that, providing a total extension of ten years,” said Hatch while addressing the Senate floor Thursday.

The Children’s Health Insurance program was created more than two decades ago. The latest legislation extends the funding through 2027.

Hatch says the extension provides even more certainty for families and states that depend on CHIP. 

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