The legislation would allow for emergency CHIP funding to states until the end of the year as Congress has yet to fully fund the program.
Governments, corporations and celebrities across the globe took symbolic steps to recognize World Children's Day on Monday. The United Nations opened its doors to child ambassadors, celebrities recorded videos in support of UNICEF, and Google put up a new doodle on its homepage. Meanwhile, if Congress wants to celebrate World Children's Day, it should reauthorize CHIP, the children's health care program that expired in September.
Several states and the Trump administration are fervently searching for stopgap measures to keep insurance for low-income children while Congress debates spending for the national program.
Medicaid marks its 50th anniversary this week, and a new report examines the lifelong benefits the program has provided to some of Illinois' most vulnerable children. According to the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, kids who receive Medicaid benefits grow into healthy adults with better educational outcomes and greater financial security. Margaret Stapleton, healthcare justice director with the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, says the benefits are invaluable. ...
This fact sheet provides an overview of eligibility levels for parents, other non-disabled adults, children, and pregnant women in Medicaid and CHIP as of January 2015, one year after key Medicaid provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) took effect. The findings highlight Medicaid’s expanded role for low-income adults under the ACA and its continued role as a primary source of coverage for children and pregnant women. State-specific data is available in Tables 1-3.