Children's Health Insurance Program

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Latest Update

Federal funding for CHIP expired at the end of September, potentially disrupting coverage for millions of children. The Children’s Hospital Association continues to advocate for a long-term funding extension of CHIP, a recommendation also supported by the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) and the National Governors Association


Resources

Article
The Word on the Hill: The Health Care Debate and its Effect on Kids
November 15, 2017

Public policy decisions made in Washington, D.C. can affect the everyday operations of children's hospitals. Here's what went on so far in 2017 in ...

Press Release
Children's Hospitals Congratulate Trump Nominee Alex Azar
November 13, 2017

Alex Azar has a long-standing government career as a leader on health issues, first as HHS General Counsel, and then as HHS Deputy Secretary.

Toolkit
Toolkit: November 2017
November 10, 2017

This toolkit will help you in your advocacy by providing materials that assist in the extension of CHIP and protecting of Medicaid.

Press Release
Children's Hospitals Renew Call for Bipartisan CHIP Extension
October 31, 2017

If CHIP funding is not extended soon, CHIP-enrolled children may become underinsured or uninsured altogether.

Talking Points
Extend Funding for CHIP Now
October 27, 2017

Children's hospitals urge Congress to immediately enact a 5-year extension of the CHIP program.

Press Release
The New Importance of Children in America: A Wake-up Call for Policymakers
October 12, 2017

A new study finds massive demographic changes that will create challenges and elevate the economic role of next generations.

Report
The New Importance of Children in America
October 12, 2017

Massive demographic changes are converging to make investing in children more important than ever. It is a strong wake-up call for policymakers.

Article
3 Questions About Where CHIP Stands Now
October 4, 2017

Families are counting on Congress to ensure their children don't lose health insurance.

Press Release
Children's Hospitals Call on Congress to Act Now to Pass CHIP Legislation
October 4, 2017

The House and Senate both approved bills calling for a five-year extension of CHIP.

Press Release
Children's Hospitals to Congress: Extend CHIP Now
October 2, 2017

The federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program has expired, leaving children's families worried about their health care.

Press Release
Children's Hospitals Eager to Work with Congress to Improve Kids' Health
September 26, 2017

The U.S. Senate did not advance the Graham-Cassidy bill, which would have made drastic cuts to Medicaid for kids.

Article
Health Care Reform Bill and CHIP: What You Need to Know
September 20, 2017

Here's the latest action in Congress on two issues that affect children's health care and what you can do to get involved.

Letter or Testimony
Children's Hospitals Urge Senate Finance Committee to Act Quickly on CHIP
September 13, 2017

CHA entered a statement for the record urging quick congressional action on CHIP by enacting a strong, five-year extension of funding.

Press Release
Children's Hospitals Commend Senate Lawmakers for CHIP Progress
September 13, 2017

CHA commends United States Senate Finance Committee for five-year extension of CHIP funding.

Talking Points
Medicaid and CHIP: Essential Investments in Children
August 31, 2017

As Congress considers Medicaid and CHIP proposals, it is imperative that coverage and access for children are not jeopardized.

Letter or Testimony
Children's Groups Call for CHIP Funding Extension
August 4, 2017

A group of organizations that promote child and maternal health released a statement urging quick congressional action on a strong, five-year ...

Letter or Testimony
CHA and Allied Kids Groups Support CHIP Mental Health Bill
July 27, 2017

CHA in conjunction with allied kids groups sent a letter to Rep. Kennedy in support of the bill, which ensures that kids in separate Children’s ...

Analysis or Summary
MACPAC 2017 Reports to Congress
June 28, 2017

CHA developed a summary of MACPAC’s 2017 Report to Congress, which addresses issues such as the future of CHIP and disproportionate share hospital ...

Analysis or Summary
Medicaid, Children's Health Insurance Program and Exchanges: Final Rule Summaries, Parts I and II
May 31, 2017

On July 15, 2013, CMS published the final rule implementing provisions of the ACA affecting Medicaid, CHIP and the Exchanges.

Analysis or Summary
The Impact of the President's FY 2018 Budget on Children's Hospitals
May 25, 2017

The president’s FY 2018 budget seeks to limit federal spending in order to balance the federal budget within ten years. Many provisions will impact ...

Press Release
Children's Hospitals Congratulate Seema Verma as CMS Administrator
March 14, 2017

The Children’s Hospital Association welcomes the official confirmation of Seema Verma as Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid ...

Analysis or Summary
2016 State Policy Trends Memo
February 20, 2017

During the summer and fall of 2016, CHA reached out to government relations professionals to inform our understanding of the state policy issues ...

Article
Focusing the National Conversation on Children's Health
February 8, 2017

In 2017, protecting the nation's children will be critical.

Letter or Testimony
Allied Kids Groups Urge Governors to Protect Child Health
January 18, 2017

On Jan. 18, a group of organizations that promote child and maternal health sent a letter to the nation’s governors highlighting the importance of ...

Talking Points
Key Provisions of the Affordable Care Act for Children
January 10, 2017

The ACA includes important provisions to make children's health care more age-appropriate, affordable, accessible and timely.It is important that ...

Contacts

Policy Update Calls

Members receive the latest updates and suggest ways to best influence policy issues that impact children's health and children's hospitals in a weekly conference call.