How to Wreck an Already Weak Health Care System

How to Wreck an Already Weak Health Care System
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In a country where affordable health care is not a guarantee, the Children's Health Insurance Program is a lifeline. Established in 1997, the program covers nearly nine million children. But the GOP-led Congress missed an October 1 deadline to reauthorize the program, despite its historically bipartisan support and its public popularity. A recent poll conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation showed that 75 percent of respondents rank the reauthorization of CHIP as a major priority.

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