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Wednesday, January 10, 2018: National Day of Action to #SaveCHIP!

This week marks 100 days since Congress failed to extend full funding for the successful, bipartisan Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides 9 million U.S. children and pregnant women with comprehensive and affordable health care coverage. This has manufactured an emergency with real consequences for children, families and pregnant women, and for the states, which operate CHIP programs.Join the nation’s leading children’s health, medical and advocacy organizations in a day of action on January 10th to help #SaveCHIP. Together we can make a difference for children, families and pregnant women across the country.

January 10, 2018

The State of America's Children 2017

Millions of America’s children today suffer from hunger, homelessness and hopelessness. Together, The State of America’s Children® 2017 and corresponding state factsheets provide a comprehensive overview of how America’s children are doing nationally and inform conversations about how we can do better.

December 14, 2017

Statement of Leading Children’s Health, Medical and Advocacy Organizations: Short-Term CHIP Funding Falls Short for Children

Congress’ failure to extend CHIP funding long-term has resulted in a manufactured emergency that has real consequences for children, families and pregnant women. It doesn’t have to be this way. There is bipartisan policy ready to be passed right now to extend CHIP funding for five years. Both chambers of Congress support it; the only thing preventing it from passing is political will. Congress must take the opportunity to pass a five-year CHIP funding extension on a bill this week to fund the federal government. Right now, the greatest threat to children’s health care coverage is Congressional inaction.

December 21, 2017

Statement of Leading Children’s Health, Medical and Advocacy Organizations: Congress’ Failure to Include a Strong Five-Year Extension of CHIP on This Week’s Spending Bill is a Missed Opportunity to Protect Children and Families

December 6, 2017

National Childrens Health Groups CHIP Letter to Leadership

As advocates for children and pregnant women, we are growing increasingly distressed by Congress’ failure to take timely action to extend funding for the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Funding for CHIP is now 61 days past its September 30 deadline and the families of the 9 million children and over 370,000 pregnant women who rely on the program face an uncertain future.

November 30, 2017

National Childrens Health Groups CHIP Letter to Leadership

As advocates for children and pregnant women, we are growing increasingly distressed by Congress’ failure to take timely action to extend funding for the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Funding for CHIP is now 61 days past its September 30 deadline and the families of the 9 million children and over 370,000 pregnant women who rely on the program face an uncertain future.

November 30, 2017

Children's Groups CHIP Deadline Statement

September 29, 2017

Leading Children's Health Groups Statement on Graham-Cassidy Proposal

September 25, 2017

Children's Defense Fund Statement for the Record Graham Cassidy Proposal

September 25, 2017

Child Welfare and Medicaid One Pager

Medicaid is a critical children’s health coverage program, and a key vulnerable population that Medicaid serves is children involved with the child welfare system. Children in or at risk for entering foster care experience disproportionate exposure to trauma and often have complex medical needs.

September 22, 2017

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