Ohio projected to run out of federal CHIP funds by end of 2017.
On September 30, due to congressional inaction, federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) lapsed. One month later, Congress has yet to extend CHIP funding. Without immediate action from Congress, Ohio is projected to run out of federal CHIP funds by December 2017 — risking the health care of hundreds of thousands of Ohio children.
Together with Medicaid, CHIP — a program that has held strong bipartisan support throughout its 20 year history — helps provide consistent, high-quality, and affordable health care coverage for millions of American children.
CHIP helps ensure that vulnerable children have access to the care they need at a price their families can afford.
Ohio is projected to run out of federal CHIP funding by the end of the year — which could cause a state budget shortfall.
Congress must act immediately to reauthorize funding for CHIP and stop playing politics with children’s health care.