Benefits & Services

Health care reform efforts complicate CHIP extension

Special Education Connection Efforts in Congress to renew the Children’s Health Insurance Program have begun to steer off course as some lawmakers want to attach other health care reform proposals to the CHIP legislation. … “If we can’t extend CHIP, it will put undue stress on kids and families and that will have a ripple […]

Pay for health coverage for kids? Not so fast | Editorial

There’s no more glaring example of this basic failure of governance than the expiration this past weekend of federal funding of the Children’s Health Insurance Program and other critical safety-net programs that provide services to hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians and millions more people nationwide. … In Pennsylvania, 176,241 children receive services through CHIP, a joint federal […]

Who Are the Uninsured Adults?

Last week we posted a piece about the shrinking pool of uninsured adults, based on a Health Affairs study showing that the rate of adults without insurance dropped from 16 percent to 7 percent in states that took the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion. Hidden at the end of this Health Affairs study, is a […]