AHIP Statements for Committee Markups on Federal CHIP Funding
by Federal Department
October 4, 2017
AHIP submitted statements to both the Senate Finance Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) funding bills that were marked up on October 4, 2017. Our statements expressed support for a five-year extension of federal CHIP funding, as proposed by the pending bills and recommended by the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC). We emphasized that this funding is urgently needed to provide peace of mind to families that are served by CHIP and to ensure that states can make budget decisions about CHIP coverage for fiscal year 2018.