Journal Article When the CHIPs Are Down — Health Coverage and Care at Risk for U.S. Children
Lisa Dubay, Genevieve M. Kenney
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Despite bipartisan agreement on a 5-year plan in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, Congress failed to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in 2017, causing uncertainty and worry for families and state CHIP directors alike. There is a strong rationale for Congress to immediately reauthorize CHIP for five years or even longer given the strong evidence base that finds positive short- and long-term impacts associated with expansions of public health insurance coverage for children and given low federal costs that would be required.
Research Areas Health and health care
Tags Health insurance Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  Maternal, child, and reproductive health
Policy Centers Health Policy Center