Arizona Declines Funding Children’s Health Insurance Program

Nearly 20 years ago, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was established in order to ensure the offspring of low-income families who didn’t qualify for the Medicaid insurance plan did have the right to healthcare coverage. When this particular program was first created, the number of uninsured children across the country dropped from 14 percent to 7 percent.

Along with the drop in uninsured, Congress reauthorized federal funds for the Children’s Health Insurance Program in 2009, which kept the coverage going longer. Due to the Medicaid coverage plans and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, more than one out of three youths are ensured medical insurance throughout the country.

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