No Money for Needy Children’s Healthcare in America

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
No Money for Needy Children's Healthcare in America

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

A previous article discussed the CHIP program – covering healthcare for around nine million children and hundreds of thousands of pregnant women from low-income families – too high to qualify for Medicaid.

CHIP expired on September 30. Congress failed to renew it, states fast running out of funds to continue providing vital healthcare to needy recipients dependent on the program.

Social justice in America is being sacrificed to spend trillions of dollars on militarism and warmaking, trillions more on corporate handouts and tax cuts for them and super-rich households if congressionally passed legislation is signed into law – once differences between House and Senate bills are reconciled. 

Sustaining CHIP requires authorizing $8 billion to fund it, pocket change compared what Congress hands war-profiteers and the nation's pri
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