The Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides critical health coverage to almost nine million children across the United States. CHIP helps ensure that kids receive the medical treatment they need, and offers piece of mind to their parents and families. Thanks to CHIP, as well as the Affordable Care Act, the percentage of children in the U.S. with health insurance is at all-time high of 95%.
Federal funding for CHIP expired at the end of September, meaning Congress must act quickly to ensure that all eligible children keep their coverage. On Friday, November 3, the House of Representatives reauthorized funding for the program, but its bill included harmful funding offsets that threaten health care access and critical public health programs. Urge Congress to extend funding for CHIP and protect the millions of families relying on the program without harmful cuts to programs that help Americans access quality, affordable health care.