Jones became the 24 co-sponsor of the bill, the Keep Kids' Insurance Dependable and Secure (KIDS) Act of 2017.
But Matthew Fiedler, an economist at Brookings' Center for Health Policy, told TPM that this not much of a cause for celebration, as part of the reason for the new, lower cost of CHIP is the expectation that many more parents around the country will go uninsured. Funding for CHIP, which usually garners bipartisan support, has been in limbo since its federal funds ran out on September 30. "It is long past time to renew CHIP and I'm proud to join my colleagues who are fighting for the children who depend on it". In December, Congress provided $2.85 billion to temporarily fund the program.
Republicans and Democrats in Congress have said they are close to approving a long-term funding deal for the Children's Health Insurance Program, which could come as soon as next week, according to The Hill. Keep in mind that the cost of just a five-year extension of funding, roughly $800 million, is less than 1 percent of all of the money the Republican-controlled Congress and the president gave away, primarily, to corporations and wealthy Americans through recently approved tax cuts.
Congress is now looking into ways to pay for the program, which costs the federal government about $14.5 billion each year.
State Department makes changes to travel warning system
Now every country has a travel advisory based on this system, which has replaced all the previous such advisories. Many countries in Western Europe, where there have been terrorist attacks in recent years, are listed as level 2.
Housed in the Department of Health, the group would focus on issues such as increasing efficiencies in the KidCare program. That makes extending CHIP cheaper, from the government's point of view. CBO says the alternatives are more expensive: "the federal costs of the alternatives to providing coverage through CHIP (primarily Medicaid, subsidized coverage in the marketplaces, and employment-based insurance) are larger than the costs of providing coverage through CHIP during that period".
Alabama and Utah are among several states unsure how long their federal CHIP funding will last, according to interviews with state officials.
When Marina Natali's younger son broke his arm ice-skating a year ago, she did not have to worry about paying: CHIP footed all of his medical bills. Some states could see their financial resources run dry for children's health insurance coverage by the end of this month. She can't afford private coverage for her two children on her dental hygienist pay.
Dr. Todd Wolynn, a Pittsburgh pediatrician, said families are reacting with "fear and disbelief" to CHIP's uncertain future.
There is bipartisan support for CHIP in Delaware. "They might not have a family physician, or a clear support system".
Families across America had to start 2018 anxious that their kids wouldn't have health care.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, a Democrat, said she's frustrated with Congress for not making the bill a priority.
Who Will Buy GoPro? Company Said To Explore Sale
Various news sources started reporting that the sports camera manufacturer had hired JP Morgan to assist with a sale process. All the bad news from GoPro slammed the company's shares Monday, as GoPro's stock price fell 21 percent to $5.95.
With only one touchdown and two field goals scored, it wasn't an exhilarating win by National Football League playoff standards. Allowed 1,433 rushing yards in last nine games (159.2 YPG); allowed 561 rushing yards in first seven games (80.1 YPG) in '17.
The NFL will reduce its presence in London by one game in 2018, from four to three, the league announced Thursday morning. Even the chief executive of England's Football Association pointed out the benefits of having NFL games in London.
Quick charging is also supported to give you hours of power with just minutes of charging (requires Quick Charger UCH12W). The Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra have very similar features but there are some big differences between the devices.
Once one of the world's leading industrial cities and now one of the world's largest urban-waterfront regeneration schemes. Brokenshire resigned in a letter to May on Monday morning, as she began a reboot of her team, revealing he needed surgery.
The value of bitcoin has dropped 13.5 per cent following news that South Korea may ban trading of all cryptocurrencies. In its statement from December, the government hinted at the idea of an outright ban of cryptocurrency exchanges .
Said one source, "There's a rumor that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is having Harvey come to apologize". Billy Eichner then cracked that Kevin Spacey said, "You lost me when you said 'of age'".
It had posted a net profit of Rs 3,708 crore in the year-ago period, as per IFRS accounting norms, Infosys said in a BSE filing. The company's net profit also rose 38.3% in the third quarter of 2017-'18 compared to that in the third quarter of 2016-'17.
Redux's breakthrough technology transforms the User Experience by bringing surfaces to life with Sound and Touch. Google ( GOOG , GOOGL ) acquired a United Kingdom speaker tech startup late past year for undisclosed terms.
Samsung will continue its support for NextRadio by enabling the FM chip in latest smartphone models in the USA and Canada. Many smartphones in the world are manufactured with hardware capable of receiving free FM radio signals.
Facebook constantly tweaks its computer algorithms to maintain interest in its news feed, the company's main attention-getter. Pages whose posts prompt conversations between friends will see less of an effect", the blog post added.
They already have five capable starters in Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Sonny Gray, CC Sabathia and Jordan Montgomery. He finished with a 2.60 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 202 strikeouts in 32 starts and 208 innings, all of which were career bests.
Tamil Nadu Assembly session to begin from Jan 8
Following the strike, the Madras High Court issued orders on January 5 and January 7 demanding that protesters return to work. Palaniswamy said the dues of retired transport workers would be cleared in a few days, and requested workers to resume work.
Overwatch League Had Over 400000 Viewers in First Day
Also akin to traditional sports, these teams will be battling it out over a gruelling regular season and postseason schedule . If it's anything like the rush of launch day, the Overwatch League will truly be something special year in, year out.
Multistate outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections
Health officials, Behm said, take action when there is clear and convincing information linking illness to a contaminated food. This is about the same timing of an outbreak of E. coli in Canada, which health officials declared over on Wednesday.
Late Night Hosts Mock Trump for Botching National Anthem
Donald Trump during the national anthem at the College Football Playoff National Championship in Atlanta on January 8, 2018. The president, flanked by military members, stood near the 40-yard line with his hand on his heart as the anthem played.
CES 2018: Acer Chromebook 11 With USB-C Port Launched
The sizes of the screens will be 14-inches for the Chromebook 14 G5 and 11.6-inches for the Chromebook 11 G6. Out of the box you'll have support for Android apps, along with the regular Chrome apps and extensions.