“Quest” / CHIP funding update

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Guests: Jonathan Olshefski, Christopher Rainey, PJ Rainey, David Rubin

Filmmaker JONATHAN OLSHEFSKI spent nearly a decade documenting the life of the Rainey family living in North Philadelphia. His new documentary, Quest, is an intimate portrait of this loving and tight-knit family who have created a safe and creative space in a tough neighborhood in a city struggling with poverty and violence. Today, we’re joined by Olshefski and CHRISTOPHER “QUEST” RAINEY, along with his daughter, PJ RAINEY to hear about how the film came to be and the message it sends. Then, the future of the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, remains uncertain. Congress is fighting over how to pay for the program, which currently insures 8 million kids and 370,000 pregnant women. We’ll talk with DAVID RUBIN, a pediatrician and director of PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia about the impact of CHIP on kids’ lives and its future.

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