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Hickenlooper asks for $9.6M 'one-time only bandaid' for children's health insurance 

December 20, 2017 Updated: December 20, 2017 at 9:20 am
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Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is asking state lawmakers for emergency funding to keep a children's health insurance program operating because Congress hasn't decided how to keep it going. Associated Press file photo.

DENVER — Colorado's governor is asking state lawmakers for emergency funding to keep a children's health insurance program operating because Congress hasn't decided how to keep it going.

Gov. John Hickenlooper asked the Legislature's budget committee Tuesday for $9.6 million to keep covering children and pregnant women in the program through the end of February. It currently has enough money to keep operating through January.

Hickenlooper called it a "one-time only bandaid" until Congress acts.

The program provides low-cost coverage to children and pregnant women in families that earn too much to qualify for Medicaid.

Hickenlooper was one of 12 governors from both parties who asked Congress last week to reauthorize funding.

Fresh funding ran out Oct. 1. Since then, some states have relied on unspent funds to keep it going.

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