More than a Dozen States are Moving Forward On Children’s Health Coverage, As California Moves Backward on Covering Uninsured Children, Update – Say Ahhh! A Children’s Health Policy Blog

A quick addendum… It has been only a few hours since we posted our statement on California’s decision to shut down new enrollment into its Children’s Health Insurance Program even as most states have found ways to maintain or even strengthen their coverage of children.  In the interim, some more bad news has arrived from California.  According to our colleagues at the Children’s Partnership in California, Governor Schwarzenegger has just announced further cuts on the program.  As a result, the program will be facing a shortfall of $194 million and the state will be giving up $360 million in federal CHIP matching funds which could have gone to covering its children.

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