More than 90,000 children in Michigan are at immediate risk of losing health coverage after Congress allowed funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to expire Sept. 30. Although Congress issued a temporary renewal in December, that renewal only runs through March. Many states will still lose funding as early as the end of January.
CHIP is a proven investment that has significantly reduced the number of uninsured children since it was enacted with strong bipartisan support 20 years ago.
Without renewed federal funding, state programs will begin to run dry in the coming weeks forcing them to end this life-saving program for millions of children across the country.
Tell Congress to protect our children’s health by enacting a five-year extension of CHIP immediately!