First Focus Campaign for Children sent the following letter to the lead sponsors of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Pandemic Enhancement and Relief (CHIPPER) Act (H.R. 6797) in support of the legislation, which would protect children who rely upon CHIP for their health coverage and well-being.

Excerpt from the letter:

In the midst of COVID-19 and the economic recession crises, which are unprecedented, we strongly support this legislation to suspend the scheduled drop in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) E-FMAP of 11.5 percentage points in the coming fiscal year. Now is not the time to reduce billions of dollars in federal financial support for states to provide coverage to the millions of children currently enrolled and to all of those that may need CHIP support through the dual crises.

Read the full letter.