June 2014

CHIP On or Off the Block?

Federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP) will dry up September 2015 unless Congress appropriates funds to continue the popular health care program for kids. Administered by the states with a generous match rate, state and federal CHIP funding combined cover about 8 million children nationwide. In Florida, 287,000 children are covered through a multi-program, multi-agency program known as Florida KidCare, the cognomen for the state’s CHIP program. A bill was filed recently by Senator Rockefeller that would extend federal funding for CHIP until 2019. With implementation of the Affordable Care Act, will federal funding continue and are…
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