What is the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)?
What is the current status of Funding?
House lawmakers released the plan (PDF) to add just $2.85 billion to CHIP for the first two quarters of next year. Modern Health Care 12.21.2017
The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides health coverage to eligible uninsured children up to age 19 in families with incomes too high to qualify them for Medicaid, through both Medicaid – Medi-Cal and separate CHIP programs. CHIP is administered by states, according to federal requirements. The program is funded jointly by states and the federal government.
46 States and the District of Columbia cover children up to or above 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), and 24 of these states offer coverage to children in families with income at 250% of the FPL or higher. In certain CA Counties see C-Chip. States may get the CHIP enhanced match for coverage up to 300% of the FPL, which is higher than the Medicaid federal funding matching rate. See information on CHIP Financing.
States that expand coverage above 300% of the FPL get the Medicaid matching rate. States have the option to provide continuous eligibility to children who remain eligible for CHIP.
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Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) expired a month ago, and states are dipping into unspent money or asking for help from the Trump administration to maintain coverage until Congress reaches a deal to extend it. The Hill 10.29.2017 *
Deal struck to continue CHIP New York Times 9.12.2017 *
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