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Lawmakers Should Start Planning in Case of Loss of Kids’ Health Funding, LAO Says
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The independent Legislative Analyst’s Office says lawmakers should start preparing for a possible loss of federal funding for low-income children’s health care.

Over a million kids in the Medi-Cal program next fiscal year will have health care partially funded through the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program or CHIP.

But the LAO says that funding is only secure until September of 2015. Even if Congress renews the funding, the program will likely disappear eventually.