Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Latest Blog Post: CHIP Funding Restored -- For Now (December 22)
Just before heading home for the holidays, Congress finally passed a CHIP funding extension -- nearly three months after the program expired on September 30th. The $2.85 billion in CHIP funds came as part of a stopgap government spending bill aimed at averting a government shutdown.
Since its inception in 1997, CHIP, together with Medicaid, has helped to bring needed services to children with cancer and survivors. Congress must stabilize the CHIP funding stream and protect the gains in children’s health coverage that have resulted in more than 95 percent of all children in America being enrolled in some form of insurance coverage.
Securing a clean, multi-year CHIP renewal will remain one of our top priorities at Children's Cause in early 2018. This is an important opportunity for meaningful, bipartisan action for young Americans facing life threatening illness. Please continue to write Congress using our action alert at left to make sure they know this remains a pressing concern for American families and kids.