Children’s Health Insurance Program

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was the first major piece of legislation to guarantee health care access for children, especially low-income children. It provides health coverage through both Medicaid and separate CHIP programs.  

CHIP is funded jointly by states and the federal government and administered by states. The Affordable Care Act, passed in 2010, increased coverage for kids through CHIP and insured millions of additional children as a result.

Every Child Matters is working to preserve the progress we’ve made and continue to improve the health care and wellness of all children.