IMPORTANT: Look for your child’s Medicaid or CHIP renewal in the mail, complete it and mail it back immediately. They may be covered even if you’re not! Go to to find contact information for your state Medicaid office.

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Celebrating 25 Years of the Children’s Health Insurance Program

A quarter century after its passage, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a resounding success, due to the hard work and partnership of the states and numerous stakeholders with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). This has resulted in millions of children and families enrolling in quality, affordable health coverage and getting the comprehensive health care that help children thrive.

Before CHIP was enacted, 10 million children, or 15 percent of all children, were uninsured. Twenty-five years later, because of CHIP the number of uninsured children has dropped 70% to roughly 3 million children in 2021, or 3.7 percent of all children. In FY 2020, approximately 9.1 million children were enrolled in CHIP.

Check out our fact sheet to learn more about CHIP at 25!

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Current & Upcoming Observances:

  • National Immunization Awareness Month (August)
  • Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month (August)
  • National Health Center Week (August 7 – 13)
  • Children’s Health Day (August 13) 

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