Chipping Away at Children’s Coverage?
Tuesday, October 24th
The Children’s Health Insurance program (CHIP), funded by a federal block grant, requires Congress to periodically authorize funding so states can continue to offer these programs. While states celebrate the lowest uninsured rate for children in years, they face uncertainty about CHIP’s future as they wait for Congress to renew funding. This timely discussion between Medicaid and CHIP officials reviews recent successes and lessons learned in covering children, and explores if there may be more permanent alternatives to ensure sustained coverage of children.
- Cathy Caldwell, Director of the Bureau of Children’s Health Insurance (Alabama’s CHIP), Alabama Department of Public Health
- Rebecca Matthews, Chief Executive Officer, Florida Healthy Kids Corporation
- Rene Mollow, Deputy Director, Health Care Benefits and Eligibility, California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS)
- Colleen Sonosky, Associate Director, Division of Children’s Health Services, Health Care Delivery Management Administration, District of Columbia’s Department of Health Care Finance (DHCF)
NASHP Related Resources:
- State CHIP Changes Are Coming Soon
- CHIP and Medicaid are Essential Partners for Cross Agency Collaboration to Better Serve Children,
- The Clock is Ticking as We Enter a Critical Time for the Future of CHIP,
- Majority of States Planning on Federal Funding for CHIP to Continue According to New Nationwide Survey of CHIP Directors,
- State Perspective on Children’s Coverage in the Changing Health Policy Landscape