Updated: November 2014

CHIP-FutureHealth coverage stakeholders and policymakers alike have asked whether CHIP is still important in the post-ACA coverage world. This paper highlights CHIP’s role in reducing the numbers of uninsured children in America and discusses how CHIP fits into the reformed ACA health care system. It focuses on why CHIP continues to be an essential source of coverage for kids and why funding must be renewed in 2015 if children’s access to health care is to be protected.