Children’s Health Insurance Programs, or CHIP’s future in the balance

Partisan fighting in the Senate has diminished the chances of the Children’s Health Insurance Programs, or CHIPs future in the balance. If the Democrats and Republicans fail to find a way to finance the program, more than 400,000 children in the state of texas who benefit from the chip program will lose coverage. Chip offers medical coverage to the children of families that do not qualify for medicaid or who can’t afford health insurance. The latest revelation has worried valley resident Martha Villarreal, whose son is enrolled in the program. “My son, who is working hard, had his insurance...

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