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A National Day of Action in the fight to #SaveCHIP

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Enacted in 1997 by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides health care coverage to 9 million U.S. children and pregnant women. The program is jointly funded by states and the federal government to provide coverage to uninsured children who are not eligible for Medicaid but whose families cannot afford private coverage. CHIP plans allow children to access pediatricians, pediatric specialists, and children’s hospitals. CHIP is particularly important in the lives of children facing life-threatening illnesses, like cancer, who would not have access to treatment without the program.