By Lisa Shapiro
The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has played a critical role in reducing the numbers of uninsured children in America. But unless Congress acts, CHIP funding will drop by 70 percent in 2015.
This paper and discusses how CHIP fits into today's health care system, focusing on why CHIP continues to be an essential source of coverage for kids. It also underscores the consequences for children's health of the coming CHIP funding crisis and why protecting the future of children's health means continued funding for CHIP.