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Lack Of Action From Congress Threatens Healthcare Of Millions Of California’s Kids

Dec 5, 2017

When it comes to the health care safety net, there’s been a lot of uncertainty in the last few months. Republican lawmakers spent the better part of the year trying to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and funding has been on shaky ground for community health centers that treat low-income and uninsured patients. Now in the spotlight is the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which insures 2 million low-income kids in California--and is set to run out of federal funding within the next month.

Listen to the audio for the full interview with FM89 health reporter Kerry Klein, who explains who the program covers, how it came to be in jeopardy, and what a lack of action from Congress could mean for the future of healthcare in California.