The Role of CHIP in Children’s Coverage
In 2016 the children’s health insurance coverage rate in the United States dropped to just above 95 percent, an impressive achievement. Key to this success is the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provides coverage to children who do not qualify for Medicaid but whose families cannot otherwise afford health insurance. In partnership, the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have created factsheets for the 50 states and the District of Columbia with details on each state’s CHIP program. Sources are available here.