CHIP Deadline Fast Approaching
Under current law, there are no appropriations for new Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) allotments after fiscal year (FY) 2017. Absent congressional action, most states will exhaust existing federal funds during the first half of FY 2018. Moreover, state coverage requirements and fiscal impacts will vary based on the type of program a state operates.
This Issue Brief discusses the current financing of CHIP, implications of expiring funding, and recent proposals.