The left is calling on Congress to do the right thing with the CHIP program

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio.

Congress missed a Sept. 30 deadline to extend funding for The Children’s Health Insurance Program. Now they are fighting over how to fund it. A roundup of editorials Friday calls on Congress to do the right thing by these children and their families.

Opinions from the left:

1. Please Save Kids’ Health Care

From The New York Times: A bipartisan group of governors reminds legislators that CHIP isn’t just another government spending program. It’s a lifesaver.

2. Kids' health shouldn't be a budget bargaining chip

From Sen. Ron Wyden, (D-Oregon): What is more important than health care for children?

3. Extend children’s health insurance program 

Sarasota Herald Tribune: In Florida alone, more than two million children are enrolled in the CHIP program. Many of their parents are in jobs that don’t offer subsidized insurance.