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 Alex in Pennsylvania:
I had CHIP growing up. My dad was a landscape contractor and my mom owned a small gift shop. We were devastated when my dad was disabled by an accident, but CHIP got me to the doctor when I was sick. If we didn't have it, I don't know what my family would have done to cover doctors and medications for me.