CHIP funding expiration risks 27K R.I. children’s health care coverage as soon as May

Updated: 4:54 p.m.

CONGRESS MISSED THE deadline to renew federal CHIP funding which helps provide low-cost health care coverage for 27,000 children in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
CONGRESS MISSED THE deadline to renew federal CHIP funding which helps provide low-cost health care coverage for 27,000 children in Rhode Island. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ANDREW HARRER
PROVIDENCE — Congress missed the Sept. 30 deadline to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, which provided low-cost health insurance to 9 million children in the United States, including 27,000 in Rhode Island’s RIte Care program. Now, the RIte Care program is at risk of running out of CHIP funding by May 2018.…

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