Children Health Insurance Program

The End Of The Children’s Health Insurance Program

End of Children’s Health Insurance Program

Because the Children’s Health Insurance Progam has not reauthorized, Many children will be losing their health insurance coverage.
Many states are notifying clients that they will no longer have access to the Children’s Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP.

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) – formerly known as the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) – is a program administered by the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provides matching funds to states for health insurance to families with children.

CHIP provides low-cost health coverage to children in families that earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid. In some states, CHIP covers pregnant women. Each state offers CHIP coverage.

 

Children's Health Insurance Program
Kaiser Family Foundation

 

States’ Dilemma

According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a majority of states will “exhaust all available federal CHIP funding” by March 2018.

Several states indicated plans to transition children from separate CHIP programs to Medicaid such as Idaho and Oregan. Some states such as Hawaii, Utah, and Alaska plan to use the supplemental funding to cover the program. They face the challenge of plugging up the funding hole left by no federal funding.

 

Children Health Insurance Program
Kaiser Family Foundation

 

Find Your State’s Status

Appendix Table 1: State CHIP Budget Assumptions and Projected Dates of Exhaustion of Federal Funds
State Has separate CHIP coverage? SFY 2018 budget assumes continued federal funding? SFY 2018 budget assumes ACA enhanced match continues? State estimate of when it will exhaust federal funding1 State reported update to funding exhaustion date in November 2017?
Alabama Yes Yes Yes February 2018 Yes
Alaska Yes No March 2018 Yes
Arizona Yes Yes Yes December 2017 Yes
Arkansas Yes Yes Yes June 2018
California 2 Yes No January 2018 Yes
Colorado Yes Yes Yes January 2018 Yes
Connecticut Yes Yes Yes February 2018 Yes
Delaware Yes Yes Yes January 2018 Yes
DC Yes NR 1st Q 2018 Yes
Florida Yes Yes Yes January 2018 Yes
Georgia Yes Yes NR January to March 20183
Hawaii Yes Yes February 2018 Yes
Idaho Yes Yes Yes January 2018 Yes
Illinois Yes Yes No NR
Indiana Yes Yes NR Summer 2018
Iowa Yes Yes Yes March 2018 Yes
Kansas Yes NR NR NR
Kentucky Yes Yes Yes February 2018
Louisiana Yes Yes Yes February 2018 Yes
Maine Yes Yes NR NR
Maryland Yes Yes April 2018 Yes
Massachusetts Yes Yes Yes January 2018 Yes
Michigan Yes Yes February/March 2018
Minnesota Yes NR November 2017 Yes
Mississippi Yes Yes Yes April 2018 Yes
Missouri Yes Yes No Spring/Summer 2018 Yes
Montana Yes Yes Yes February 2018 Yes
Nebraska Yes No 2nd Q 2018
Nevada Yes Yes NR October/November 2017
New Hampshire No N/A December 2017 Yes
New Jersey Yes Yes Yes March 2018 Yes
New Mexico Yes NR July 2018 Yes
New York Yes Yes Yes March 20184
North Carolina Yes Yes Yes 1st Q 2018 Yes
North Dakota Yes Yes Yes May 2018 Yes
Ohio Yes NR February 2018 Yes
Oklahoma Yes5 No N/A March 2018 Yes
Oregon Yes Yes Yes December 2017 Yes
Pennsylvania Yes Yes Yes January 2018 Yes
Rhode Island Yes Yes March 2018 Yes
South Carolina Yes Yes SFY 2019
South Dakota Yes Yes Yes March 2018 Yes
Tennessee Yes Yes Yes Late spring Yes
Texas Yes Yes Yes January 2018 Yes
Utah Yes Yes Yes January 2018 Yes
Vermont Yes No 1st Q 2018
Virginia Yes Yes Yes January 2018 Yes
Washington Yes Yes Yes September 2017 Yes
West Virginia Yes Yes Yes February 2018 Yes
Wisconsin Yes Yes Yes March 2018 Yes
Wyoming Yes Yes Yes April 2018 Yes
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