Ask Congress to Extend CHIP Funding for 5 Years!
The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a strong example of a bipartisan policy that has been effective at delivering quality health insurance to eligible children in the way states see fit. Congress failed to pass an extension of CHIP funding by September 30th when federal funding ended, but now both the U.S. House and Senate have proposed bills to extend CHIP funding for five years.
The U.S. House passed their version of the CHIP funding extension bill on November 3rd. Nearly 93,000 Kentucky children are covered with CHIP and it’s imperative for them to stay covered. We urge Congress to continue negotiations with the goal of reaching a bipartisan agreement before children are impacted.