"Funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program has reached a crisis level and my future colleagues must stop playing political football with the health care of our children and act now to ensure Alabama's most vulnerable do not begin losing coverage".
As Christmas approaches many families in Idaho who rely on the Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for affordable, comprehensive healthcare for their children are worrying about whether that coverage will continue in 2018.
What happens is uncertain because those children on the CHIP program come from families making too much to be on the state's Medicaid program TennCare.
Congress has yet to renew federal funding for the program, which is called hawk-i in Iowa.
Not every state can simply end coverage for children. "They won't let us", Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said in an interview, asserting that Democrats had blocked a multiyear extension.
Florida is slated to run out of CHIP funding in January, according to the latest report from Georgetown University's Center for Children and Families. "It's just incredible that now we're going to have or potentially have more people without health insurance", Rep. England said.
As a Friday government shutdown deadline loomed, Congress was looking at ways to pass a stopgap measure and boot unfinished items like CHIP, an $81 billion disaster aid package and protections for young immigrants brought to the US illegally as children into next year.
Although Congress has stepped in and provided eleventh-hour money twice in recent months, the will-they-or-won't-they drama has put pressure on state officials about how to respond. CMS and the states have been scrambling to shift other funds around to keep the program going.
Udow-Phillips says MI could withstand this lapse in funding longer than some other states.
More than 400,000 low-income Texas kids and expecting mothers will be covered by a federal health care plan for a month longer than they expected.
But as Congress rushed Thursday to pass short-term pending legislation preventing a weekend federal shutdown and leave town for the holidays, unsettled disputes over health care, immigration and other issues fell by the wayside for lawmakers to address next year. The 20-year-old program cost about $15.6 billion in fiscal 2016, funded nearly entirely by the federal government. The 17,000 youths in CT would have to find another - more expensive - way to find health insurance if the program vaporizes. Connecticut, meanwhile, said it will discontinue its HUSKY B program on January 31.
The cold temperatures may bring a festive feeling, but the Met Office is doubtful of any widespread snowfall on 25 December. Dense fog advisories are typically issued when fog has the potential to reduce visibilities to a quarter mile or less.
Florida gas prices are 13 cents less than a month ago, but 6 cents more than this time past year , AAA reported. AAA report the national average price for a gallon of gasoline dropped two cents last week to $2.46.
And once again, Texas' population grew by the largest number of any state in the country, as it has for every year this decade. On the bright side, IL has seen an increased racial, ethnic and gender diversity in the state's work-aged population.
It would be weird for Apple to start selling a new charging case mere months before refreshing the full product. A worldwide shortage of AirPods means many Apple fans will be stuck without earphones this Christmas .
So imagine her surprise when Officer Lauren Develle arrived on the family's doorstep later that evening to reassure the boy. Tylon's brother shared the encounter on social media and the video went viral racking up nearly 35,000 shares.
Passing on the code to their new provider will switch their service within one working day, with no notice period charges. Said code comes directly from your current operator via an online form, a phone call, or even a quick free text message.
USPS says they are expecting to deliver 3 billion pieces of mail just this week, making it the busiest week of the year. Postal spokesman Augustine "Auggie" Ruiz took us behind the proverbial curtain, to see the USPS' ramped-up operation.
Thomas is then expected to play a scrimmage with the Charge, either in Cleveland or in Canton, at some point this week. McMenamin noted that a source said that Thomas won't play at all in any games before Christmas.
Multiple sources confirmed MLS will announce it's expanding to Nashville , with the team probably beginning play in 2020. It is too close to call between Sacramento and Cincinnati who are both worthy of an MLS team in this round of expansion.
Theresa May demands global trade deals and access to Europe
It could also hurt public finances, as Britain collects over 70 billion pounds a year in tax from the financial services sector. It hopes Britain will secure a Brexit transition deal to start after Brexit in March 2019 to give regulators more time.
Apple is planning universal iOS and Mac apps, report says
It could begin making the tools available to developers earlier, however, per the report , in advance of a broad consumer release. Apple is reportedly planning to give users a single set of apps that work equally well on iPhones, iPads, and Macs.
QC Salvation Army is behind in Red Kettle campaign
Last year, The Salvation Army helped over 1.9 million people. "When we started, we were able to put the toys in little barrels". However, more people are still needed to continue monitoring the kettles, with shifts available during the crucial final week.
Forecast Calls for White Christmas in Iceland
Winds accompanying Wednesday's cold front could create blowing snow and reduced visibility through Thursday in the local area. RAIN and wind, and maybe a storm, could hit the country over the festive weekend, dashing all hopes of a white Christmas .