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NAPNAP Praises Decision to Drop Graham-Cassidy Proposal

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), the national association representing more than 8,500 pediatric nurse practitioners and fellow pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) committed to providing optimal health care for children, applauds the decision by Senate leaders to not schedule a vote on the proposal by Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) to replace funding for Medicaid coverage and insurance premium subsidies with a limited block grant to states.

It is critically important that Congress now turn its attention to protecting the health care coverage for 9 million children and pregnant women by taking immediate action to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which expires on Saturday. NAPNAP urges Congress to pass the bipartisan “Keeping Kids’ Insurance Dependable and Secure (KIDS) Act” (S. 1827) before the program’s funding expires.

Use our Advocacy Center to contact your Congressional officials to advocate for CHIP funding and S. 1827.