Congressional spending bill extends CHIP, RIte Care funding 6 years

CONGRESS EXTENDED funding for the 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’s spending bill that extended federal services through Feb. 8 on Monday also funded the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, for six years, securing health care for about 27,000 Rhode Island children. The stopgap bill, approved by Congress and President Donald Trump, ended a looming crisis for Rhode Island’s RIte Care program, which administers…

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