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US: GOP lawmakers want Puerto Rico funding to accompany children’s healthcare bill (Includes video)
Washington Post – October 03, 2017
Republicans from the House Energy and Commerce Committee have a plan to send $1 billion in additional Medicaid funding to Puerto Rico after two hurricanes ravaged the island, and tie that funding to a federal health insurance program for children. The money for Puerto Rico would be part of a funding package for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP, community health centers, and other health-care extenders, according to the Washington Post. The deadline to extend the funding of these programs was Oct. 1, but Congress did not act in time. Most states have funding for several more months though.