The House Energy and Commerce Committee today held a hearing on extending federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program and Federally Qualified Health Centers. Without congressional action, federal funding for CHIP is set to expire Sept. 30. Witnesses at the hearing included representatives from the National Association of Community Health Centers, Manatt Health and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. Last month, the nation’s governors urged Congress to extend CHIP funding for five years, at the current enhanced federal matching rate.

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