LATEST SENATOR NELSON
About 375,000 kids rely on CHIP in Florida-- the fourth highest enrollment in the nation. Authorization for the program expired September 30th but many states including Florida had reserves to carry them longer. Though there is bipartisan support, Congress has yet to reauthorize the program and Florida U.S. Senator Bill Nelson is critical of the inaction.
“It seems the Republican-controlled congress is trying to cut taxes instead for big corporations instead of providing healthcare to children. That’s simply not right," he said.
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