Health care for 9 million children is at risk, as states begin to notify families that they may need to seek other insurance options after Congress has failed to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). CHIP covers children whose parents earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but still struggle to afford private insurance. It’s enjoyed bipartisan support for two decades, but in September Congress allowed funding for the program to lapse. New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu and 11 other governors have written to Congress, urging federal funds to be renewed. In his state, without funding, nearly 100,000 children are at risk of losing health care. He joins Soledad O’Brien to talk about why he says Congress needs to act now, what he has heard from conversations with the White House and why he thinks the program should be turned over to the states.

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