New York Facing Dire Consequences If Congress Doesn’t Act On CHIP, State Official Warns

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The state would have to address a nearly $1 billion shortfall if Congress doesn’t renew funding for the popular program.

The Hill: New York Warns HHS Over Children’s Health Care Funding Delay 
New York will have to convene a special legislative session to address a nearly $1 billion shortfall if Congress doesn’t quickly renew funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the state’s health department said Wednesday. In a letter to Acting Health and Human Services Secretary Eric Hargan, the state’s health commissioner warned about the consequences if CHIP funding is not renewed “in the next few weeks.” (Weixel, 10/11)

In other news from Capitol Hill —

The Hill: Senate Dems Urge NIH To Renew Gun Research Grants 
Senate Democrats are calling on the National Institutes of Health to renew recently-lapsed funding for gun violence research following the Las Vegas concert shooting. In a letter to NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, Democratic Sens. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Chris Murphy (Conn.), and 21 others joined Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in saying that continuing the program is urgent. (Weixel, 10/11)

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