Children’s HealthWatch Signs Letter Urging Action to Extend CHIP Funding

On October 23rd, Children’s HealthWatch joined 1,200 leading national, state, and local advocates and sent a letter to the congressional leaders to urge them to extend health coverage for children provided through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Specifically, the letter expresses concern that 10 million children are at risk of losing their CHIP coverage in 2015 if Congress fails to take action to extend funding for CHIP. If Congress fails to act, important coverage gains for children won since CHIP’s inception, would be lost, reversing an important positive trend for the health of America’s children.