CHIP Sununu Urges Congress to Refund Community Health Centers By Paige Sutherland • Dec 8, 2017 Casey McDermott Gov. Chris Sununu and neighboring Vermont Gov. Phil Scott are urging Congress to reauthorize funding for the states’ community health centers. Failing to do so would result in the loss of $16 million for New Hampshire alone. Despite Lapse in CHIP Funding, N.H. DHHS Says Coverage Doesn't Face Imminent Risk By Casey McDermott • Oct 6, 2017 Flickr/ Anne and Tim (Creative Commons) At least for now, New Hampshire seems to be in a better position than other states to weather a lapse in federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, after Congress failed to reauthorize it by last week’s deadline.