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 Beth in Arizona:
I have two grandchildren that are on the CHIP program. My granddaughter has special needs, and my grandson depends on it, also. They have been on it since it was started. My granddaughter suffers from seizures, asthma, and digestive issues. She needs her meds regularly for any quality of life. My grandson has a severe allergy to shellfish. They both are in need of this program for their lives. We all cannot afford the medical bills for everything they have. My entire family will go bankrupt if we have to pay these bills.