The Children's Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, is one of the most popular bipartisan federal initiatives. So why was it used as a political football in the budget bill debate? And what is the future of CHIP now that a stopgap funding bill is in place?
MPR senior producer Stephanie Curtis talked to Joan Alker, executive director of the Center for Children and Families and a research professor at the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy, about the program.
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