The Children’s Health Insurance Program ensures nearly 9 million children have health insurance. CHIP is a federal-state partnership where the federal government provides most—or in some cases, all—of the funding necessary to cover uninsured children. Federal funding was increased as part of the Affordable Care Act.
No one thought Congress would let CHIP funding expire on September 30, but that’s exactly what they did. Republicans invested so much time and energy in making one last push to pass TrumpCare, that they couldn’t find time to reauthorize a program giving 9 million kids health insurance. Let that sink in.
If Congress doesn’t act soon, states will start running out of money. Some states have already stopped taking new applications for CHIP. call your Member of Congress to tell them to reauthorize CHIP ASAP. Ohio finds expected to be exhausted Jan-Mar 18.
Sen Portman 202-224-3353
Sen Brown 202-224-2315
Rep Turner 202-225-6465
Caller: Hello! My name is [ ] and I’m calling from [part of state]. I’m calling to ask that the [MoC] support reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program immediately.