• Press Release
  • October 2, 2017

Children's Hospitals to Congress: Extend CHIP Now

Washington, D.C. — Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has expired. More than 6 million children across the country rely on this critical program, and by missing this deadline Congress has left families to worry that their children may not have access to health care. The nation’s children’s hospitals call on Congress to move as swiftly as possible and fund CHIP for at least five years — children are counting on you. 

Created in 1997 with strong bipartisan support, CHIP was designed with children in mind and includes child appropriate benefits, access to pediatric providers and cost-sharing limits to protect vulnerable children and families. 
On behalf of our nation’s children’s hospitals and the patients and families they serve, Children’s Hospital Association asks lawmakers to extend CHIP now. An investment in CHIP is an investment in the future of our nation — our children. 

About the Children's Hospital Association

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.