Will Republicans Shut Down the Government Over CHIP?

 

Children's Health Insurance Plan

A mother visits the pediatrician with her two children and her mother at the Esperanza Health Center in Philadelphia on March 13, 2017. GETTY

What began as the most popular bipartisan health legislation in decades may be what brings the wheels of government screeching to a halt. To understand this, we need to understand the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the politics of taxes. CHIP is the result of legislation introduced in 1997 by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy,…

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