CHIP Tips: Citizenship Documentation Changes

The CHIP law enacted in 2009 includes a number of important program and financing changes that affect both Medicaid and CHIP. One important change is that CHIPRA extends the requirement to document citizenship that applies in Medicaid to CHIP as well. At the same time, the new law modifies current requirements to reduce the paperwork burden on families and states and helps ensure that eligible children and others are enrolled and receive the health care they need without delay.

This brief is part of a series that puts a spotlight on specific provisions of the CHIP law.