The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) covers nearly 9 million children and is a key contributor to record-low levels of children being uninsured. However, Congress only provided funding for CHIP through FY 2017, which ended Sept. 30. After a series of short-term patches that left states with a great deal of uncertainty, Congress passed a six-year extension of CHIP in January. Three weeks later, on Feb. 9, Congress extended the program for another four years, reauthorizing the program through FY 2027. In an issue brief prepared for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s State Health and Value Strategies program, Manatt Health summarizes the extension’s key features.
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