Extend Express Lane Fact Sheet_Page_1Congress passed and President Obama signed into law the bipartisan Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) (P.L. 111-3) on February 4, 2009, maintaining CHIP’s essential benefits and cost-sharing protections and adding important new provisions to improve access to care for children in low-income and working families. This fact sheet details why Congress must extend expiring CHIPRA Express Lane eligibility provisions.