Ernst on CHIP: “We need to reauthorize this program”
Ernst disclosed that she had sent a letter to Orrin Hatch, chair of the Senate Finance Committee which oversees CHIP funding, supporting the program’s reauthorization, and promised to “keep pushing” for an extension of CHIP funding.
Every Child Matters joined over a hundred children’s advocacy organizations in sending a letter to Congress calling on them to act immediately to pass a 5-year extension of CHIP funding, so that children and families can continue to get the care they need. Read the letter here.
Listen to Jill’s entire conversation with Senator Ernst in the audio file below.