CHIP

The State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a joint federal-state program established to provide coverage to uninsured children in families whose incomes are too high to qualify for Medicaid. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, 8.9 million children received CHIP-funded coverage. Spending in states and territories for FY 2016 totaled $15.6 billion ($14.4 billion federal, $1.2 billion state). Under current law, CHIP allotments are provided through FY 2027. Learn more about CHIP and MACPAC's analysis of its future.

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State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Fact Sheet

February 2018 |

CHIP is a joint federal-state program that provides health coverage to low-income, uninsured children with family incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid. In fiscal year (FY) 2016, CHIP covered 8.9 million children. In FY 2016, CHIP spending totaled $15.6 billion, 92.5 percent paid by the federal government and 7.5 percent by the states and […]
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Recommendations for the Future of CHIP and Children’s Coverage

January 2017 |

This report presents MACPAC’s recommendations to Congress on the future of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and children’s coverage. The package of nine recommendations is built around a core recommendation to extend federal funding for CHIP through fiscal year (FY) 2022, with supporting recommendations that would mitigate budget uncertainty for states and assure the […]
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