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Children’s health insurance is a wise investment
Sacramento Bee

In 2009, we watched a dire prediction come true. The California Legislature had short-funded the state’s Children’s Health Insurance Program, despite warnings by Children Now and others that the move would put children’s health at risk. Faced with a budget shortfall and no action in Sacramento to fill the gap, California’s children’s health agency imposed a waiting list. Today, Congress faces a similar choice. Bills to fund the insurance program were recently introduced, and Congress must decide whether to act now to fund the program for four years at current levels – or delay action and risk letting funding expire Oct. 1.