The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill to expand funding for the Commonwealth Health Center to $7.2 billion and to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program or CHIP for another two years.
Community Health Center funding expands by $7.2 billion and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, continues for another two years under terms of H.R. 2, which passed the House Thursday on a bipartisan vote of 392-37.
Data for the insular areas is often in short supply; and without data it can be difficult to build a case for changes in federal law to benefit us. That is why I am an original cosponsor of the Medicaid and CHIP Territory Transparency and Information Act
A bill that requires funds deposited in Northern Mariana Islands banks be available within at least six business days received the okay from the House Financial Services Committee this week.