Governors seek extension of Children’s Health Insurance Program

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Governors come together to support the renewal of funding for CHIP A coalition of governors from 39 states have come together to support the extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The program currently provides an estimated 8 million children and their families with insurance coverage. CHIP is a federal program, whose funding will expire at the end of October 2015 if Congress does not take action on the issue. The group of governors is pressuring federal lawmakers to renew funding for the program so that children and their…

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Health care reform may have an impact on CHIP

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Affordable Care Act could have major consequences for the Children’s Health Insurance Program The Affordable Care Act may have a significant impact on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in the coming years. The program was first enacted in 1997 and serves as a way to provide minors with the insurance coverage they need. Before the implementation of CHIP, the uninsured rate for minors throughout the U.S. was 14%. Today, the uninsured rate among minors is 7%. Many of the minors that receive coverage through this program could see their…

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