Research Update: Medicaid/CHIP are Critical Resources for Children with Special Health Care Needs

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) together provide coverage for nearly half of the 13.9 million children with special health care needs, who have or are at higher risk of developing chronic conditions and have greater health care needs than children overall. As Congress considers additional funding to improve and expand Medicaid home […]

CHIP has Proven Its Worth, It’s Time to Modernize it and Make it a Permanent Part of Children’s Health Coverage

Since its inception in 1997, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has established itself as a critical piece of the federal/state response to children’s health care needs and the historic reduction in children’s uninsured rates (which sadly started going in the wrong direction during the Trump Administration). In addition to covering over 6 million children […]

Wyoming Transitions Its Separate CHIP Program into Medicaid

In May, Wyoming received approval to transition its separate Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) into what we call an M-CHIP program, where all children funded through CHIP coverage expansions are enrolled in Medicaid. Wyoming follows in the footsteps of North Dakota, Michigan, New Hampshire, and California – all of which converted their separate CHIP programs […]

Continuous Coverage in Medicaid and CHIP

Executive Summary Continuous health insurance coverage produces a broad array of benefits across the health care sector for individuals, states, health plans, and providers. In particular, Medicaid continuous eligibility promotes health equity by limiting gaps in coverage for low-income children and adults who experience disproportionate rates of health disparities. Consistent access to health care, including […]