Most CHIP families, who earn too much for Medicaid but too little to afford private insurance, are not aware lawmakers’ inaction is endangering coverage. They’re about to find out, though. Virginia and several other states are preparing letters to go out as early as Monday warning families their children’s insurance may be taken away.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which administers the program at the federal level, issued a notice to state health officials on Nov. 9 detailing their options if CHIP funding does run dry. States forced to end the program will need to determine whether enrolled children are eligible for Medicaid or whether their family will need to seek insurance through an Affordable Care Act marketplace, the guidance said.

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    • They probably sleep well enough, John. Human psychology is intricately fascinating. Some people are able to compartmentalize their emotions for a variety of reasons. Just as a white supremacist can feel no compassion for a black child, so too can a rich person feel no compassion for a poor one. In some cases it results from the ignorance caused by cultural isolation. In other cases it results from mental disorders such as sociopathy (i.e. ASPD). In all cases it is aided by us-versus-them ideologies derived from tribal impulses.

      You should be #GratefulToBeCanadian. I wish I was.

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