Schumer Statement on the Reauthorization of CHIP

October 4, 2017

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer today released the following statement regarding the reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program:

“Now that the Senate Finance committee has reauthorized the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Leader McConnell should immediately put this bill to the Senate floor for a vote and include much-needed bipartisan provisions to stabilize the markets, lower premiums in 2018, and renew funding for community health centers and numerous other important health provisions that expired over the weekend. No family in New York or elsewhere should ever have to make the agonizing decision between taking their child to the doctor and footing the cost of exorbitant medical bills they cannot afford.”