October 5, 2017 An estimated 9 million children are now covered by the CHIP program across the U.S. In Missouri, more 624,000 children are covered by a combination of CHIP and Medicaid, though most children are covered by Medicaid. “CHIP has led to a substantial reduction in the uninsured rate for children, to the point […]
Legislator files bill aimed at protecting Missouri kids receiving CHIP
December 4, 2017 State Rep. Cora Faith Walker, D-Ferguson, has filed legislation that would require the Missouri Legislature to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, if the federal government fails to budget money towards the program. Congress has not reapproved CHIP funding, which provides health coverage for nearly 90,000 Missouri kids. The Show-Me […]
Some states will run out of money for kids’ insurance programs. How long will Missouri’s last?
January 15, 2018 At a time when some states say they will soon run out of funding for a popular children’s insurance program, Missouri says its funding is expected to last until June. However, a separate report by Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families said Missouri and 20 other states were at risk of a […]
Healthcare for Children Still at Risk: Funding CHIP is Only Half the Battle
Since Fall 2017 the Clark-Fox Policy Institute has been raising awareness on the importance of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides federal matching funds to states to provide health coverage to children in families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid, but who can’t afford private coverage. Funding for CHIP expired in […]