GOP just passed a massive tax break for billionaires and major corporations.
However, the Republicans has refused to reauthorize funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which expired on September 30th. CHIP provided healthcare for nine million low-income children and pregnant women.
According to Senator Orrin Hatch (UT), they can’t afford it:
But let me tell you something. We’re going to do CHIP, there’s no question about it in my mind. It has to be done the right way. But we—the reason CHIP is having trouble is because we don’t have money anymore. We just add more and more spending and more and more spending, and you can look at the rest of the bill for the more and more spending.