Title

CHIP Reauthorization Update: Congressional Inaction Puts States in Limbo

UMMS Affiliation

Commonwealth Medicine, Center for Health Law and Economics

Date

10-5-2017

Document Type

Technical Report

Disciplines

Health Economics | Health Law and Policy | Health Policy | Health Services Administration | Health Services Research

Abstract

An overview of the consequences states, particularly Massachusetts, would face if Congress fails to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Federal authorization for CHIP expired on Sept. 30, 2017, which means many states may soon run out of funding. Massachusetts should have enough CHIP funds to continue benefits until early 2018. The report was released by the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation in partnership with the Center for Health Law and Economics at UMass Medical School. This report follows one produced by the Foundation and Center in June, The Importance of CHIP Reauthorization for Massachusetts.

Comments

Client/Partner: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundation

Keywords

Medicaid, Massachusetts, Children's Health Insurance Program, CHIP