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70,000 Ventura County Children At Risk Because Of No CHIP Funding

CHIP, the Children’s Health Insurance Program funding will expire September 30, 2017. If Congress fails to extend CHIP, about 1.1 million people in the program could lose coverage completely, according to a study for the Commonwealth Fund by George Washington University.

This is unacceptable. 36% of children in Ventura County rely on CHIP or Medi-Cal for their insurance. This means if CHIP funding is not extended, over 70,000 children in the county could be without insurance. Congress needs to act now and set aside partisan bickering to make sure the most vulnerable in our society are protected.

Committee to Elect John Nelson
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