Tag Archives: CHIP

  • CHIP’s Future: There Are Hopeful Signs from Congress, But States Still Face Uncertainty

    With less than two weeks to go before current federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) ends, Sens. Orrin Hatch and Ron Wyden have introduced a bipartisan bill to extend the program for five years. However, state officials face the unsettling possibility that if Congress is unable to pass this legislation and appropriate […]

    September 19, 2017 | Filed under: Blog Posts, Children's Health, Front Page, State Health Policy Blog
  • We are five weeks away from September 30th, the date current federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is set to end. Although states can use some of the unspent federal funds that were previously allocated to them, it is projected that those funds will be exhausted during the next fiscal year, beginning […]

  • Children’s Health Insurance Resources

    Through Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), states and the nation have made substantial progress in covering children and improving their access to quality health care supporting healthy growth and development. With ongoing funding from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, NASHP has supported, analyzed, and reported on state efforts to extend children’s […]

    March 30, 2017 | Filed under: Children's Health, Landing Page
  • States are closely tracking their CHIP budgets as they wait for action regarding the future of federal funding for the program. Using data provided by the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), NASHP reached out to all states in March 2015 to collect their most up-to-date projections and compiled the information in a table. All but one state would […]

    April 7, 2015 | Filed under: Children's Health
  • This fact sheet provides information on how CHIP works, who is enrolled in CHIP, federal Medicaid and CHIP matching rates, and CHIP enrollment and income eligibility levels by CHIP program type and state. Download the Fact Sheet

    March 23, 2015 | Filed under: News & Media
  • On March 10, 2015 the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) sent a letter to Congress reiterating its support for extending federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The letter underscores the need for immediate congressional action given that states are expected to exhaust federal funding for their programs in fiscal […]

    March 23, 2015 | Filed under: News & Media
  • Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2015, unless Congress acts. Many state CHIP directors have begun to consider the steps needed should funding remain uncertain or expire. In January 2015, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) surveyed CHIP directors to better understand recent […]

    February 17, 2015 | Filed under: Children's Health, Publications
  •  Email Kate Honsberger is a policy associate at the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP), where she works on projects related to children’s health coverage and access, with a specialization in issues facing children with special health care needs.  Prior to joining NASHP in January 2015, she worked for the Virginia Health Care Foundation […]

    January 15, 2015 | Filed under: Bio, Staff
  • The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and how it fits into the new coverage landscape established by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are receiving increased attention. This report, developed jointly with the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families and with support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, examines benefits and cost-sharing in 42 […]

    May 6, 2014 | Filed under: Children's Health, Publications
  • The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is designed to address the unique health coverage needs of children, and as implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) moves forward, the future role of CHIP is receiving increased attention. Considerations about the future of CHIP and of other coverage options for children requires a solid understanding of what children are receiving […]

    April 14, 2014 | Filed under: Children's Health, Webinars