Since its creation in 1997, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has provided medical care for millions of children throughout the country. Children who, without the program, would have gone without medical treatments for cancer, broken limbs, or even annual physicals.
Now, Republicans in Congress are refusing to reauthorize funding for CHIP, leaving millions of vulnerable children at risk of losing their healthcare.
Congress has an obligation to provide for the healthcare and safety of all Americans, but especially so when it comes to protecting the lives of our kids.
That’s why Democracy for America is calling on Republicans in Congress to reauthorize the CHIP program now -- and not use it as political football during short-term spending bill negotiations that could end in a government shutdown this Friday.