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 Lorena in Maryland:
The children's health insurance has benefitted us in a tremendous way. My husband and I have 3 kids, and the insurance at my job was extremely high, but my kids were able to have health insurance through CHIP. Without it, it would be merely impossible for us to afford health insurance for our family.