CHIP and the New Coverage Landscape

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June 2014

With CHIP funding currently scheduled to run out shortly after fiscal year (FY) 2015, the question naturally arises as to how to address coverage options for the 8 million children currently in CHIP. The Commission’s analyses in its June 2014 report suggest that transitions from CHIP to exchange coverage would not be smooth or assure affordable, high-quality coverage for children, potentially leaving a significant number of children without adequate coverage or uninsured. In this chapter, the Commission recommends extending federal funding for CHIP for a transition period of two additional years beyond 2015, during which time the key issues regarding the affordability and adequacy of children’s coverage must be addressed or additional transition funding may be necessary. Read more about MACPAC’s recommendations and analyses on the future of CHIP.

Publication Type: Reports to Congress

From: June 2014 Report to the Congress on Medicaid and CHIP

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