340,000 Children In Florida At Risk Of Losing Health Care
Last week, Georgetown University released two studies relating to children’s health insurance. One was to announce the nationwide rate of uninsured children has reached an historic low. The other was to point out that Florida’s rate of uninsured children is higher than the national average.
Now, that rate is at risk of climbing even higher when the federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, expires on Sept. 30.
The executive director of Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families, Joan Alker, joins Gulf Coast Live to talk about the failed Graham-Cassidy bill.
She also discusses what the future holds for the 340,000 children enrolled in CHIP in Florida — and the 9 million enrolled across the country.