R43949 – Federal Financing for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) – 9/19/2016

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Federal Financing for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

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Author: Alison Mitchell, Analyst in Health Care Financing
Pages: 15

This report provides an overview of CHIP financing, beginning with an explanation of the federal matching rate. It describes various aspects of federal CHIP funding, such as the federal appropriation, state allotments, the Child Enrollment Contingency Fund, redistribution funds, and outreach and enrollment grants. The report ends with a section about the future of CHIP funding, including the options for extending CHIP funding and what could happen if federal funding expires.