Gallagher Votes to Extend CHIP Funding
Washington, D.C. – Today Rep. Gallagher voted in support of the Championing Healthy Kids Act, a bipartisan bill that extends funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for five years, and provides a two-year extension for community health center funding. CHIP—the largest program in the bill—provides healthcare coverage for children and lower-income families, and is funded jointly by states and the federal government.
“Today in the House, we came together to protect funding for healthcare programs that impact millions of children and lower-income families across the country,” said Rep. Gallagher. “In the 8th District alone, over 18,000 children rely on CHIP to receive low-cost healthcare. Extending these vital programs is an important step toward sustaining a reliable healthcare system that works for all Americans, regardless of age or income.”