• Press Release
  • December 8, 2017

Children's Groups Statement: Extend CHIP Now

Children's Groups CHIP Stopgap Statement (PDF)

On Wednesday, Dec. 6, the Children’s Hospital Association, along with other leading children’s health, medical and advocacy organizations, released a statement calling on Congress to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) now. The statement was issued in response to Congress’ failure to include a long-term CHIP funding extension in the early-December spending bill. Instead of using this opportunity to give children and families certainty about their CHIP coverage, Congress chose to pass the Continuing Resolution with a short-term stopgap measure that will allow just a handful of states to access additional CHIP funds. The statement calls for Congress to pass a bipartisan, five-year extension of CHIP immediately.  

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The Children’s Hospital Association is the national voice of more than 220 children’s hospitals, advancing child health through innovation in the quality, cost and delivery of care.