Health groups endorse Medicare deal despite CHIP concerns

The Hill

By Sarah Ferris

The $200 billion House deal on Medicare is drawing support from family health advocates despite concerns from Democrats who say the legislation deprives funding for a key children's health program.

Leaders of the infant health advocacy group March of Dimes endorsed the bill Wednesday, praising lawmakers for acting "well in advance of the scheduled expiration" of the program. Their letter, addressed to House leadership, called for the bill's passage despite “disappointment” that CHIP is only funded for two years...

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