Coverage Initiatives

Editorial Boards Continue Calling for Action on CHIP

Newspaper editorial boards have been keeping up the steady drumbeat in their call for Congress to renew CHIP, which expired September 30. In Maine, the Bangor Daily News questioned “Republican priorities” in an editorial published December 8. Holding up funding for children’s health while searching for an offset would be especially cruel as Republican lawmakers […]

Will Federal CHIP Coverage Continue For California Kids?

Jefferson Public Radio By Sammy Caiola Mayra Alvarez of The Children’s Partnership, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit, says the last time there was a CHIP funding delay was in 2009. “Previously when federal CHIP dollars were delayed, California was forced to impose freezes on enrollment. We hope it doesn’t get to that point.” Alvarez urges the […]

Will Congress Renew CHIP Before Texas Funding Runs Out?

Houston Public Media By Abner Fletcher Insurance coverage for more than 390,000 Texas children and pregnant women is in jeopardy. Patrick Bresette, executive director of the Children’s Defense Fund’s Texas office, joins us to discuss how the CHIP program works, its history, and what hurdles remain to its reauthorization. Read more here.