Why is this? One researcher claims that it probably has a lot to do with the United States' chaotic health care system, which frankly, isn't so surprising considering Congress isn't funding kids' health insurance. The program covers almost 9 million children and pregnant women across the country.
That may have gotten easier with a January 5 estimate showing that a Senate bill to extend CHIP would increase deficits by $800 million over 10 years, far lower than the previous projection of more than $8 billion. John Cornyn of Texas, who is part of the Senate leadership, and Rep. Greg Walden of OR, who chairs the House Energy and Commerce Committee - told reporters Wednesday that they think an agreement is close. But Congress is now debating long-term funding options. Part of the problem is they haven't been told by CMS how it will disburse money from the agency's so-called redistribution pool. But that appears to have been a gross miscalculation, because the Trump administration said Friday that some states would start running out of money after January 19.
Baghdad shaken by natural disaster on Iran-Iraq border
In 2003, a magnitude 6.6 quake in the province of Kerman flattened the historic city of Bam, killing more than 26,000 people. People in Kermanshah and Soomar cities rushed to the streets in panic as the temblors hit, local media reported.
Although hospitals, doctor groups and child health advocates have been sounding the alarm about CHIP for months, the Trump administration has kept quiet, saying only that it's up to Congress to renew the program. It serves about 9 million children nationwide each year, and states have some discretion in setting their income eligibility standards, and eligibility varies across states.
Had that accident happened this year, though, Natali, 50, of Aliquippa, Pa., might be scrambling. Many can not afford coverage in the private market.
"These are kids", Walker said. "If we go to six years, it may have no cost", Walden said Thursday, referring to the CBO analysis, which shows a breakeven point at about the six-year mark (see the table here). When Ciro broke his arm ice-skating previous year, CHIP covered his medical bills. "We should stop the uncertainty and permanently extend CHIP".
Intel flies 100 'shooting star' mini drones for light show
The record has since been broken by the Chinese drone company Ehang with 1,000 drones during the Chinese Lantern Festival in 2017. While not available for consumers, the system, designed specifically for light shows, appears to be expanding to more venues.
This appears to be the case even though Congress had been expected to maintain the program's operations until at least the end of March, according to federal health officials. You can't manage a health program like that. "They might not have a family physician, or a clear support system". Murkowski said health care costs should be a priority.
Navsaria also worries that many parents will be surprised if their children are suddenly without coverage. States are now faced with shutting down the program. "They seem so cavalier about it", she said.
U.S. auto sales drop in 2017
The GM plant in Oshawa is being repurposed to start producing GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverdo trucks starting this month. Volkswagen of America Inc. reported an 18.7% drop in sales in December, in spite of strong SUV results mentioned earlier.