Extend CHIP Now! Resources & Info

05 September 2017 Written by  

CHIP, or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, needed to be renewed by the end of September!

Congress missed the deadline to move forward with a bipartisan solution on CHIP. It's time for swift action, in order to protect children's coverage! A 5-year renewal of the CHIP program, which maintains current funding match levels and program requirements until FY2022, will ensure that families are protected in an uncertain healthcare environment.  Learn more about CHIP and how it works.

  • CHIP provides quality health coverage to nearly 20,000 Utah kids every year, and almost 9 million children across the U.S.
  • For over 20 years, CHIP has provided cost-effective care to children.
  • CHIP keeps kids healthy and gives parents peace-of-mind to know that their children can get the care they need.

Share your story! How has CHIP made a difference in your life? https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VJP7Y7G

Contact your Senators and Representative and urge them to extend CHIP now and maintain their commitment to Utah kids and families. Kids and families cannot afford to wait.

Check out Governor Herbert's video (English and Spanish) and Lt. Governor Cox’s video in support of the CHIP program and share them with your networks!

 

If you want to sign up for CHIP, call 211 or visit TakeCareUtah.org.

Check out these additional resources and infographics on CHIP:

https://ccf.georgetown.edu/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/fed_advocacy_chip_utah.pdf

http://familiesusa.org/initiatives/childrens-health-insurance-program

https://www.communitycatalyst.org/resources/2017-alerts/8-4/CHIP-toolkit-2017-FINAL.pdf

 


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JessieJessie Mandle, Senior Health Policy Analyst, joined the organization in 2015. Prior to joining Voices for Utah Children, Jessie was a Senior Program Planner with the San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Their Families, where she focused on nutrition and Out of School Time areas. Jessie also worked as a policy researcher in Johannesburg, South Africa and oversaw a CDC grant for Multnomah County Aging and Disability Services in Portland, Oregon. Most recently, she worked with the Utah Department of Health and the Utah Cancer Action Network. Jessie has a Master's degree in Public Heath from Portland State University and a B.A. in Government from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.