CHA News Article

House Passes Bill to Fund CHIP, Delay Medicaid DSH Cuts

The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 3922, the Championing Healthy Kids Act of 2017, which would extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for five years. The bill also delays reductions to Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments currently scheduled for federal fiscal years 2018 and 2019. To compensate for the delay, the bill increases DSH cuts scheduled for 2020-24. The bill, which passed the House by a vote of 242-174, will move to the Senate where 60 votes are needed to pass it. Earlier this week, CHA sent a letter supporting the CHIP and Medicaid DSH provisions in this legislation to all members of the California delegation.