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Federal Funding Down, State Obligation Up for Children's Healthcare

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The state's share of costs for the Children's Health Insurace Program, also known as CHIP or HAWK-I in Iowa, is expected to increase as federal funding drops.


On this News Buzz edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer speaks with Ann Discher of the Child and Family Policy Center in Des Moines to learn more.


Also in the hour, what's included in the nation’s new Farm Bill, an update on State Senator Nate Boulton's calls to dismiss a sexual harrassment complaint against him, and a look at arguments over collective bargaining rights at the Iowa Supreme Court.


Katelyn Harrop is a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River