Act Now. Urge your Senator to Co-Sponsor PRO-CHIP

S.522, the Protecting and Retaining Our Children’s Health Insurance Program Act of 2016/“PRO-CHIP” will provide stability for the millions of children enrolled in CHIP, peace of mind for their working parents, and the funding states need to continue providing comprehensive health coverage to low-income children.

PRO-CHIP:

  • Extends funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program for four more years, protecting child specific health coverage for the more than 8 million children benefiting from CHIP
  • Extends provisions currently in CHIP that encourage states to:
    • simplify their enrollment processes and enroll more uninsured children;
    • collaborate to identify and evaluate promising strategies to promote program improvements; and
    • streamline eligibility determinations to create fast and simple avenues for CHIP enrollment and renewal.

No child in America should be denied the chance to see a doctor when he or she needs one – but if Congress doesn’t act soon, that’s exactly what might happen. CHIP had bipartisan support from its beginning. Together, Medicaid and CHIP have cut the number of uninsured children in half. We cannot afford to move backwards. Urge your Senators (listed below), who are not yet supporting S. 522, to do so. This should be about our children and our nation’s future – not about politics.

Together we can be a voice for all children in America. Urge your Senator to Co-Sponsor PRO-CHIP now! Click your Senator’s name and send them a Tweet.

Twitter message: .@childdefender is right. Don’t let our children move backwards. #CHIPWorks. @_______________________, please Co-Sponsor S.522

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