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US: The CHIP Program Is Beloved. Why Is Its Funding in Danger?
New York Times – December 05, 2017
CHIP, a program that has had unusually strong bipartisan support since it was created in 1997, is now in limbo – an unexpected victim of the partisan rancor that has stymied legislative action in Washington this year. Its federal funds ran out on Sept. 30, and Congress has not agreed on a plan to renew the roughly $14 billion a year it spends on the program.