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National -- Small-business owners who don't retain employees because they can't afford to offer health insurance and other benefits now have a partial solution.

The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a joint state and federal program that targets employees with children 18 and younger who don't have access to health care. If your employees earn too much to be eligible for Medicaid but too little to afford private health insurance, their children may qualify for this option. The government has already approved 44 state, district and territory CHIP plans.

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