By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter
If the U.S. Congress can’t get to a deal on funding for the Child Health Insurance Program, more than 80,000 children in Alabama could be without health insurance as soon as next spring.
Congress last week failed to reauthorize funding for the program, which expired on Sept. 30 at the end of the 2017 Fiscal Year. And without that federal funding, Alabama’s “All Kids” Chip program could be exhausted by early next year.