State CHIP programs at risk without federal action

September 11, 2017

MACPAC estimates that, without federal extension of funding for the CHIP program, all states will run out of funds by July of next year. Three states and the District of Columbia will run out of CHIP funds by the end of this year without federal action. Created by Congress in 1997, the CHIP program has provided coverage to 3.67 million children across the US living in families with incomes just over the Medicaid limit. Like Medicaid, CHIP is jointly funded by states and the federal government, but is administered by states. Current CHIP funding expires on September 30th of this year. The program has bipartisan Congressional support but advocates are concerned that legislation to extend CHIP could serve as a vehicle to cut Medicaid or repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act.

Children ever served by CHIP through FY 2016 Month state projected to exhaust CHIP funding without federal extension
CT 25,551 February 2018
DE 17,784 February 2018
ME 23,257 June 2018
MD 137,592 April 2018
MA 185,578 February 2018
NH 17,946 April 2018
NJ 230,960 April 2018
NY 684,625 March 2018
PA 342,268 February 2018
RI 36,262 January 2018
VT 5,305 January 2018t
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