For Democrats, the choice that Ryan presents them is a painful one, forcing a trade of CHIP funding in exchange for weakening Obamacare. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Speaker Paul Ryan is using health care policy as a way to lure two very different groups of lawmakers into supporting a stop-gap spending measure that will prevent a federal government shutdown.

He’s hoping Democrats will support the bill if it includes funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which ran out of funding on Oct. 1 and is currently subsisting on $2.85 billion of emergency spending that Congress appropriated to get it through March.

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