U.S. Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick and Susan Wild introduced the Children’s Health Insurance Program Pandemic Enhancement and Relief Act, to increase support for state children’s health insurance programs during the COVID–19 emergency.
Enrollment in the program continues to increase as a result of the pandemic. However, without action, federal funding for this program is set to be cut in October.
“The CHIPPER Act will help provide much-needed coverage for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Fitzpatrick said. “So many families and children depend on CHIP for critical medical care. Our children are our future, and we must make sure that they have access to the care they need during this pandemic and its aftermath.”
The bill has been endorsed by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.