Reauthorizing CHIP is a big deal if we’re not going to tweak the ACA

Hillary Clinton and Bill Frist have a piece in the NYT this morning asking Congress to reauthorize CHIP:

For the past 18 years, the Children’s Health Insurance Program has provided much-needed coverage to millions of American children. And yet, despite strong bipartisan support, we are concerned that gridlock in Washington and unrelated disputes over the Affordable Care Act could prevent an extension of the program. As parents, grandparents and former legislators, we believe that partisan politics should never stand between our kids and quality health care.

It’s worth a read, but if I’m being totally honest, I favor this NYT piece which gets a little more wonky in telling how CHIP has been so successful, and why the ACA is not the same thing. But, in the interest of full disclosure, I have a conflict of interest with that piece.


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