| ||n the latest budget reconciliation package is a proposal to cut $400 million in bonus money used by states to find and enroll children who are likely to qualify for and benefit from CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program). Republicans want to gut the funds, claiming they lead to potential enrollment fraud. Who are these children who might be 'fraudulently' added to the program when they don't belong? Children of parents who are on public assistance.
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