Children’s Health Insurance Program a Top Priority over Tax Reform, Kaiser Poll finds
As House Republicans pass a tax reform bill, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) remains a higher priority according to the November Kaiser Health Tracking Poll. Overall, reforming the tax code is seen as a “top priority” for President Trump and Congress by about three in ten (28 percent), falling well-behind several health care issues such as reauthorizing funding for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) (62 percent) and stabilizing the Affordable Care Act marketplaces (48 percent).
In Colorado, about 90,000 kids and pregnant women access quality, affordable health care through CHIP. The Senate has a bipartisan solution to keep the funding going, but partisan infighting has stalled progress. That means that if the Senate doesn’t act by Nov. 18, before taking a week-long Thanksgiving break, Colorado families will get letters in the mail telling them they may have to make horrible choices about their child’s health. Click here to urge Colorado Senators to make CHIP funding a priority.