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CHIP Deadline Passes, Putting Millions of Children at Risk

CHIP deadline passed leaving millions of kids at risk

The deadline for Congress to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program, also known as CHIP, has passed. Two recent publications examine the consequences for families and states if Congress fails to act on a program that provides health coverage for millions of low-income children.

  • An analysis by Sara Rosenbaum and colleagues at George Washington University found that, without an extension, nearly all states will run out of federal CHIP funds by summer 2018. More than 1 million children could lose coverage, while many others could face reduced coverage and significantly higher out-of-pocket costs.
  • On To the Point, the Fund’s Susan Hayes and coauthors point out that between 1997, when CHIP was enacted, and 2015, the uninsured rate for children under age 18 fell by more than two-thirds, to 4.5 percent. 

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