Now It’s Time for Congress to Renew CHIP
For the first time, Governor Gary Herbert released a video to promote the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP. In the video, the Governor urges Utah children and families to apply for the CHIP program and remarks, “Too many of our children are uninsured even though they qualify for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP.”
The video, released in partnership with 2-1-1 and Take Care Utah is available in both English and Spanish. Utah has one of the highest rates of uninsured children in the nation and the highest rate of uninsured Latino kids. But because of the collective impact of the ACA, CHIP and Medicaid working together, Utah has seen a drop in the uninsured rate over the past several years.
The Governor’s video keeps Utah moving in the right direction for kids, and creates a safe and welcoming environment for more families to get affordable health insurance for their kids.
Many thanks to Governor Herbert for his commitment to Utah kids’ health coverage and care!
Now it’s time for Congress to do its part and extend CHIP funding, so thousands of Utah kids can continue to get the care they rely on to be healthy and thrive.
To learn more about health insurance options for kids, call 2-1-1 or visit http://health.utah.gov/chip/
For 30 years now, Voices for Utah Children has called on our state, federal and local leaders to put children’s needs first. But the work is not done. The children of 30 years ago now have children of their own. Too many of these children are growing up in poverty, without access to healthcare or quality educational opportunities.
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