Wisconsin News In Review, Future of CHIP

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The Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, covers roughly 9 million low- and middle-income kids. We talk with a guest about the future of CHIP under the new tax bill. We also take a look at the most prominent news stories in the state from the year.

Featured in this Show

  • A Look At The Biggest Wisconsin News Stories Around The State In 2017

    2017 was a big news year in Wisconsin. We’ll look at how some of the biggest stories of the year unfolded around the state, including the Foxconn deal, the planned restructuring of the UW system, national anthem protests at Lambeau field, and more.

  • What's Next For The Children's Health Insurance Program

    The Children’s Health Insurance Program–or, CHIP–insures more than nine million children throughout the United States. It’s a federal program that has largely received support from both sides of the aisle but as of September hadn’t been reauthorized. Congress did approve a stop-gap injection of money to keep the program afloat through the new year, but it’s estimated to run out by March. We speak with Jon Peacock of Kids Forward about the future of CHIP and how states might be fare if the program isn’t reauthorized long-term.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Rob Mentzer Guest
  • Jon Peacock Guest