The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a health care plan created 17 years ago by a bipartisan group of lawmakers that works for children in working families who don’t have access to coverage through their parents’ employer. Over 8 million children get their health coverage through CHIP.
CHIP has earned the support of three-fourths of Americans because it works. Together with Medicaid, CHIP has helped to cut the rate of uninsured kids in half and has protected children from becoming uninsured during the recession. It is an economic lifeline that delivers peace of mind for millions of working families. With CHIP, working parents know a job loss won’t mean losing their children’s health care, and a sick child won’t mean bankruptcy.
But CHIP’s funding will expire next year, if Congress doesn’t act first.
Please join First Focus in urging your Member of Congress to take action as soon as possible to protect CHIP and keep millions of children from losing their coverage.