Georgetown Center for Children and Families
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.
Top Five Threats to Child Welfare from ACA Repeal and Proposals to Alter Medicaid
Proposals by Congress and President-elect to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — including the Medicaid expansion — to turn Medicaid into a block grant, and to cut resources, all can sound very abstract to social workers and policymakers coping with the day-to-day tragedies and crises of child welfare.