Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
In January 2018, Congress agreed to a deal to re-open the government with a Continuing Resolution that included a 6-year extension of the Children's Health Insurance Program. Coming 114 days after CHIP expired, this reauthorization provided long-awaited relief to millions of American families who depend on CHIP for their kids' healthcare, including many families of children with cancer.
Just weeks later, on February 8th, Congressional leaders announced that they had agreed to lengthen the six-year extension to a full ten years, as part of a broader two-year budget agreement. This spending agreement funds CHIP through 2027, providing families with ease of mind for the foreseeable future.
Thank you to every advocate who joined us in speaking up to Congress on behalf of our nation's most vulnerable children!
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.
- Children's Cause Letter to Congress (PDF, August 2017) →
- Snapshot of Children's Coverage One-Pager (AAP PDF) →
- Current Status of State Planning for the Future of CHIP (Kaiser PDF, October 2017) →
CCCA Blog Series Covering CHIP Renewal:
- August 22, 2017: Congress Must Act for Kids -- Pass a Clean CHIP Renewal
- September 28, 2017: CHIP Renewal Delayed by Congress
- November 30, 2017: CHIP Expired Two Months Ago -- When Will Congress Act?
- December 22, 2017: CHIP Funding Restored -- For Now.