CT consumer, provider groups write Congress urging CHIP reauthorization

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Thirty-three consumer and provider groups across CT signed a letter to Congress urging reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Better known as HUSKY B CT’s CHIP program, now covers over 14,000 children in our state. Passed in 1997, the CHIP program must be reauthorized by Congress by October or over 14,000 CT children will lose comprehensive, affordable coverage that is helping them grow up healthy, and giving working families critical financial relief. The CT advocates and providers have called on Congress to make CHIP funding permanent to ensure consistency and demonstrate their firm commitment to children’s health.