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Children's Health Insurance Program

Nearly half a million more children were uninsured in 2018 than in 2017, according to data out Tuesday from the U.S. Census Bureau. The drop stems primarily from a decline in the number of children covered by public programs such programs as Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.

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Governor Mike DeWine says the Ohio Department of Medicaid has received federal approval for it's Children's Health Insurance Program initiative, designed to enhance and expand Medicaid's lead abatement program. 

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U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio is indicating he's open to a Republic plan for a short-term spending bill, one that does not include a fix for the nation's nearly 700,00 "Dreamers". 

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A bi-partisan coalition of governors from Ohio and eleven other states have sent a letter to Congress urging lawmakers to reauthorize funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program. 

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Time is running out for Congress to approve more funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program before the money dries up.