More than a Million Kids Could Lose Health Coverage Next Month if Congress Fails to Fund CHIP
Despite new indications that renewing the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) could actually save the federal government money, Congress has yet to pass a reauthorization of the program. Nearly 1.7 million out of the 9 million children served by CHIP each year could lose healthcare coverage by the end of February if Congress fails to pass legislation to reauthorize the program, according to a new report from Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families.
A Look Back at 2017: The Year in Youth Services
A Look Back at 2017: The Year in Youth Services It used to be easier to think back and recap a year. Now, between the tweets and the protests and the investigations and the bitmojis, one’s brain is so cloudy by late December it’s hard to make sense of it all.
At Year’s End, Many Youth-Related Programs and Policies On The Line
As the calendar year ends, Congress is poised to head home after the likely passage of a massive tax reform package today. But with less than two full weeks left in 2017, a lot of programs and policies important to youth and families are in limbo.
House and Senate Will Mark Up CHIP Reauthorization Tomorrow
Both chambers of Congress will likely move on a Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) bill tomorrow, setting up what advocates hope will be a quick process to finish the already-overdue reauthorization process.
Western States Now Face Immediate CHIP Cliff
Fun fact: The massive overhaul of health care proposed in the Graham-Cassidy bill was actually structured as a reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which was established in the 1990s to cover children who were not eligible for Medicaid, but whose parents could not afford insurance for them.
Children Need Us Now, More Than Ever
In focus groups in Des Moines, Iowa, and Las Vegas, Nevada, a few years ago, voters were asked what their top issues were, but only one in each group of 20 mentioned an issue related to children.
Fact Sheet: The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
While CHIP is authorized through 2019, funding for CHIP will virtually disappear in 2015. Funding for CHIP must be continued until at least 2019 so states can keep children enrolled in child-appropriate health coverage without gaps or loss of coverage entirely.