NOT SERIOUSLY INJURED THE CRASH DID CAUSE A FIRE IN THE TRUCK AND IN SOME GRASS ALONG THE HIGHWAY

> TENS OF THOUSANDS OF COLORADO FAMILIES WILL BEGIN GETTING NOTICES NEXT MONTH THAT THEIR CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE HAS BEEN CANCELED FUNDING FOR CHIP IS ABOUT TO RUN OUT CONGRESS HAS SAT ON THE REOPERATION BILL — REAUTHORIZATION BILL FOR MONTHS IF THE FEDERAL PROGRAM GETS CUT, STATES MAY HAVE TO PICK UP THE SLACK Reporter: THE JOINT BUDGET COMMITTEE IS ACUTELY AWARE OF THAT

THIS PROGRAM HELPS KIDS WHOSE PARENTS MAKE JUST ABOVE THE CUTOFF FOR MEDICAID BUT NOT ENOUGH TO AFFORD PRIVATE INSURANCE IT WOULD COST THE STATE $159 MILLION TO CONTINUE IT AT THIS POINT, NO ONE KNOWS WHERE THAT MONEY WOULD COME FROM I AM PANICKED ABOUT WHAT WE WILL DO Reporter: CYNTHIA McDONALD LAYS AWAKE AT NIGHT WORRYING ABOUT WHETHER CONGRESS WILL COME THROUGH FOR HER SON

11-YEAR-OLD JACK IS AMONG 70,000 KIDS IN COLORADO WHO WILL LOSE HEALTH INSURANCE HE HAS ASTHMA IT IS JUST THE TWO OF US MAKING ENDS MEET IS HARD ENOUGH Reporter: A BILL TO EXTEND THE PROGRAM IS STALLED IN THE SENATE

COLORADO'S LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR DONNA LYNN SAYS MONEY WILL RUN OUT AT THE END OF JANUARY WE WILL HAVE TO THINK ABOUT HAVING CONVERSATIONS WITH OUR LEGISLATORS TO FIGURE OUT WHAT ALTERNATIVES WE MIGHT HAVE UNFORTUNATELY, IT IS NOT MONEY THAT WE HAVE Reporter: DOMINICK MORENO SAYS THE GOVERNOR'S BUDGET DID NOT INCLUDE CONTINGENCY FUNDING HOPEFULLY WHAT WE CAN DO AT THE STATE LEVEL IS TRYING TO SCROUNGE AND FIND SOME OF THE MONEY TO KEEP THE PROGRAM GOING

UNFORTUNATELY, WE ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO IT FOR EVERYONE Reporter: GROTTOES US SENATORS CORY GARDNER AND MICHAEL BENNETT ARE COSPONSORS OF THE BILL ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

THIS IS THE RIGHT THING Reporter: THE US HOUSE HAS THE BILL REAUTHORIZING THE PROGRAM THE BEGINNING OF THE MONTH THE SENATE BILL HAS MADE IT OUT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE

IT IS UNCLEAR WHY REPUBLICAN LEADER MITCH McCONNELL HAS NOT BROUGHT IT TO THE FLOOR THE PROGRAM HAS BEEN WIDELY BIPARTISAN SINCE ITS INCEPTION 20 YEARS AGO AND IT HAS BENEFITED 400,000 KIDS OVER

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