House OKs CHIP Extension Funded By Tighter ACA Rules

Law360, Washington (November 3, 2017, 3:27 PM EDT) -- The House of Representatives on Friday approved a five-year reauthorization of the Children's Health Insurance Program, simultaneously cutting some prevention and other funds from the Affordable Care Act.

The bill, the Community Health and Medical Professionals Improve Our Nation Act of 2017, would extend CHIP for five years and funding for community health centers for two years and make changes to ACA policies such as "grace periods" for premium nonpayments, changes in income determination rules and other measures. The 242-174 vote, receiving little bipartisan support, would stave off some Medicaid cuts and restart funding for CHIP and community health centers that...

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