Stand Up For CHIP Healthcare

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Delawareans Call for Fully Funding CHIP

Dear President Trump:

For two decades, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has provided a lifeline to millions of American families, offering security to lower-income families when they are faced with emergency treatment, life-altering diagnoses and everyday health needs like a flu shot or cold medication

Due to Congressional inaction, the program has expired and funding is drying up at the state level. Delaware health officials estimate that more than 8,000 children will lose funding for their healthcare within the next two months.

This is not a partisan issue. It has broad support. All 14 members of the Delaware House Health Committee have encouraged our Congressional Delegation to continue fighting for a full reauthorization of CHIP, and our Delegation has been unwavering in their efforts for a clean reauthorization of the program.

We are adding our voices to our Congressional Delegation and call on you and leaders in Congress to do what’s right: Fully fund CHIP as Congress has done repeatedly for 20 years and protect children’s health throughout our country.

CHIP helps prevent families from having to decide whether to pay for groceries or medication. It gives parents a sense of security and peace in knowing that coverage is in place when a need for care arises. It should not be a pawn in the budget and political negotiation process.

On behalf of the nearly 10,000 Delaware kids and nearly 9 million lower-income children nationwide who depend on CHIP, we urge you and leaders in Congress to fully fund this vital program so that Delaware children and children throughout our country will have the security and healthcare access they need.


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