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House Passes Children's Health Bill, Sending Measure to Senate


Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to reauthorize a health insurance program for low-income children, sending the legislation to the Senate.

The bill would reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program for five years, after which Congress will have to reconsider it. It passed the House by a vote of 242-174 on Friday.