Alabama Health Care Providers Uneasy About CHIP, Health Center Funding


Alabama health care providers uneasy about CHIP, health center funding

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More than 178,000 Alabamians purchased individual plans on the federal insurance exchange over the winter time. HHS statistics show who’s buying them, where they live and how much they earn. Brian Lyman / Advertiser

Alabama health care providers and advocates are growing uneasy as work on renewing a popular children’s insurance program appears to have stalled in Congress.

In 2011, Congress promised to go on the wagon when it came to pork. That didn’t last long.
 (Photo: Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images)

Legislators missed a Sept. 30 deadline to renew funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides coverage …

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