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Trump’s Plan to Roll Back Spending Would Not Hurt Children’s Health Insurance

Following the president’s rescissions proposal, it’s not surprising there has been some confusion surrounding what it would and would not do. The term “rescission” itself is budgetary jargon rarely heard outside the beltway, and it is apparently rarely understood even within it.
That’s why it’s worth clarifying the most controversial—and most mischaracterized—component of the president’s request: the $6.8 billion in proposed rescissions from the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
The key point to know is this: The rescission would not cut spending on children’s health insurance or reduce coverage in any way. Let me repeat: Not a single child would lose care and not a single hospital or doctor would lose a dime.
But don’t take my word for it. This fact has been confirmed by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office.
These rescissions instead prevent Congress from using the Children’s Health Insurance Program to subvert our annual budget process and increase spending elsewhere on

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