CHIP covers children from low-income families who do not qualify for Medicaid.
Together, CHIP and Medicaid provide health coverage for 40% of our nation’s children.
More than 9 million children rely on CHIP.
Children without health coverage do not have access to regular checkups or doctor visits, which can lead to higher rates of illness and absenteeism.
States can use CHIP funds to provide health services in schools and hire professionals like nurses, psychologists, and audiologists.