Wisconsin would lose 115-million federal dollars a year if Congress does not bring back the popular Child Health Insurance program. The CHIP program expired October first when the new federal budget period began, and Congress did not grant a new authorization for it. The program helps about 118-thousand Wisconsin youngsters whose families to make too much to get Medicaid, but not enough to afford private coverage. Some state officials are telling clients they could lose their coverage if Congress doesn’t act soon — but Wisconsin has a law requiring CHIP coverage, and state taxpayers would have to pick up the tab if Washington doesn’t. The office of House Speaker Paul Ryan of Janesville says his chamber has reauthorized CHIP, but the Senate has done so yet.