Tag Archives: Childrens Health Insurance Program

  • In early January, the National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) asked all state Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid officials: How state CHIP funding exhaustion dates and contingency planning had changed as a result of the Dec. 22, 2017, continuing resolution that provided states with a short-term allotment of $2.85 billion, and What […]

  • Case Studies: Innovative State Programs That Promote Children’s Health

    Many states use innovative approaches in their Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid programs to improve the quality of pediatric care and preventive services. With support from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) under the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal and Child Health, NASHP has developed several case studies that highlight successful initiatives […]

  • Frequently Asked Questions about the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

    Updated December 2017 The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was enacted in 1997 under Title XXI of the Social Security Act and has since provided critical health coverage to children in families with low to moderate incomes. In federal fiscal year (FFY) 2016,[1] more than 8.9 million children were enrolled in CHIP.[2] This fact sheet […]

    December 8, 2017 | Filed under: Children's Health, CHIP Featured, Front Page, Publications
  • December Is the Most Critical Month Yet for States’ CHIP Funding

    Congressional inaction in funding the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has put states – and the children and families CHIP covers– in a cliffhanger scenario. While there have been encouraging legislative steps taken to extend the program, the bill currently appears to be stalled. With the help of temporary, reallocated CHIP funding, states are continuing […]

  • State Checklist for Shutting Down CHIP Programs

    Congress has not provided new funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and states are beginning to run out of CHIP funds. The 42 states with separate CHIP programs will need to begin closing them in the coming weeks and months, which will be very challenging, costly, and time consuming. See NASHP’s infographic that outlines the […]

    November 21, 2017 | Filed under: Children's Health, CHIP Featured, Front Page
  • Congressional Agreement on CHIP Needed Soon!

    How long would you drive your car with its gasoline gauge on empty when it’s full of people you care about as you speed along a highway? That was the analogy used by Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and Medicaid officials during National Academy for State Health Policy’s (NASHP) annual conference held late last month. […]

  • 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
  •  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