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Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

9.6 Million Children Enrolled *

* 2018 Statistical Enrollment Report

The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP):

  • Provides health coverage to eligible children through both Medicaid and separate CHIP programs
  • Children eligible for CHIP are in families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid, but too low to afford private coverage.
  • Is managed by states according to federal requirements
  • Is funded by states and the federal government