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Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro

Representing the 3rd District of Connecticut

Children's Health Insurance Program

The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is vital to our nation’s social safety net. CHIP provides health insurance to nearly 9 million children across the country, providing services like checkups, shots, prescriptions, dental and vision care, and hospital care.

The majority’s insistence on robbing money from programs like Medicare, Alzheimer’s Disease prevention programs, heart disease and stroke prevention programs, immunization and vaccination programs, and lead poisoning prevention programs has put CHIOP in jeopardy. States are beginning to end their programs, cutting off children's access to healthcare because of the majority’s delay. The hard-working families who depend on CHIP deserve to know that it will be there for their children for the long-term. Families, seniors, and children deserve health coverage, and Rosa rejects the notion that we must pick and choose which groups will receive it over another.

Currently, funding will allow the CT CHIP program, HUSKY B, to continue operate through February 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.ct.gov/huskyb

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