The 21st: CHIP insurance funding to expire at week’s end

From WNIJ and Illinois NPR’s The 21st, federal funding for a children’s health care plan will expire soon if Congress doesn’t act.

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) covers roughly 180,000 kids in Illinois. But it faces a deadline for renewal at the end of this week. The 21st spoke with Jennie Pinkwater, executive director of the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and Debbie McCarrel, a senior policy analyst with Illinois Collaboration on Youth, on what that means for children and families in Illinois.

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