The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is currently authorized through 2019, but funding expired September 30, 2017. In early November, the House passed a bill that would fund CHIP, but at the expense of other critical health programs.
Now, all eyes are on the Senate. We are calling on the Senate to pass a bipartisan, clean 5-year extension of the CHIP program as soon as possible. Without congressional action, states will need to start making tough decisions about their CHIP programs. The health care of 9 million children is at stake.
- December 7, 2017 statement: Short-Term CHIP Plan Shortchanges Children
- One-pager: CHIP funding delay threatens children's health care
- House passes CHIP bill that includes harmful, partisan funding mechanisms
- Read our blog about why funding CHIP is such an urgent matter
- Our fact sheet provides details on why #CHIPworks
Resources from our partners:
- NASHP one-pager: State Checklist for Shutting Down CHIP Programs
- Georgetown Center for Children and Families report: What Are the Consequences of Congressional Delay on CHIP?
This page features resources to help you understand the benefits of CHIP and make the case for keeping this important program fully funded so that the millions of children and families that currently rely on the program can continue to have access to affordable, high-quality health coverage.