No CHIP or health center funding: Congress’ inaction is further distressing hurricane-ravaged states

Just three months ago, Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast. The hurricane took at least 88 lives; more than 311,000 housing units were damaged; and the state is just beginning to understand the hurricane’s health toll.

Add another caveat to recovery efforts: critical health care programs that serve Texas’ most vulnerable face financial uncertainty.

Congress failed to renew funding for federally qualified community health centers and the Children...