CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Officials say Wyoming children who are enrolled in a federal health insurance program will continue to be covered for the next few months, even if Congress lets federal funding expire.

The Wyoming Tribune Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2fClTr0 ) federal money for the nationwide Children’s Health Insurance Program will expire Saturday unless Congress acts, but Wyoming Department of Health spokeswoman Kim Deti says the state has enough carry-over money in the Kid Care Children’s Health Insurance Program to operate unchanged for several months.

The Children’s Health Insurance Program provides health insurance coverage to about 9 million children from low-income families in the United States and the District of Columbia. An estimated 3,300 children are enrolled in Wyoming.


Information from: Wyoming Tribune Eagle, http://www.wyomingnews.com