The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) ensures that we always give our kids a winning hand of lifelong health! Republicans and Democrats created this critically important program in 1997 because it was a low-cost, sound investment in our children's health and future—and they were right! Since enacted, the uninsured rate for children has dropped by nearly 68%!
Thanks to CHIP, and its companion coverage Medicaid, 95% of our nation’s children now have health insurance coverage and the cost savings, as well as life savings, are significant. This dramatic increase in kids’ coverage has a tangible, positive impact on our nation’s future health and education.
From Erin in Massachusetts:
My children have been insured for most of their lives with CHIP. They both have asthma, and CHIP gives me such peace of mind that when they get sick, I can take them for the care they need without going broke. I don't know what we will do if we lose access to CHIP.
You can read more stories from parents about CHIP in our storybook, and if you have a story of your own about CHIP, you can submit it here.