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 Tracy in Texas:
CHIP has been a very valuable resource to our family these last few years. Without it, our daughter would not have been able to have a necessary surgery last year. Our children would also be dealing with dental issues that could have worsened had they not had access to a quality dentist through CHIP.