With the Affordable Care Act seemingly off to a good start, attention is likely to turn to an older program for children that will come to an end in 2015 if it is not reauthorized.
Children’s Health Insurance Program
With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) seemingly off to a good start in its first year, increasing access to insurance coverage for adults, attention is likely to turn to an older program for children that will come to an end in 2015 if it is not reauthorized: the , or CHIP.
This program has made a huge difference in insurance coverage for children, so much so that they are not, and did not need to be, the primary beneficiaries of the ACA. But that does not mean that children are not a concern. A variety of factors about our national strategy for children’s healthcare, or our lack of one, leaves them particularly vulnerable to challenges in access and quality in the next few years.
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