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Advocates: Don’t turn children’s insurance into Medicare bargaining chip
The Hill

A children’s advocacy group wants Congress to promise four years of funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) instead of settling for a two-year compromise.

House leaders have been mulling a two-year extension of CHIP as part of a major deal on Medicare’s “doc fix.” The proposal, which has yet to be officially unveiled, would lift the much-maligned formula known as the sustainable growth rate (SGR).