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 Tania in Maryland:
My husband lost his job over 2 years ago leaving the family without medical insurance. Thanks to MCHIP and the Maryland REM program (rare expensive medical management), my son gets the medical care he needs. My husband was recently diagnosed with early onset dementia and will never be able to work again, but my son still has insurance.
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.