If Congress does not extend federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, Massachusetts would spend millions to continue insurance coverage for 130,000 children, according to a report authored by UMass Medical School and released April 7 by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation.
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April 07, 2015
This report, written by Robert Seifert of the Center for Health Law and Economics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, examines the serious implications for Massachusetts if federal funding for CHIP is not extended.