CHIP

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    Congress is discussing changes to Medicare and CHIP

    Last week, the Centers for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) provided information to states on the April 1 expiration of the Transitional Medical Assistance (TMA) and the Qualifying Individuals (QI) programs. TMA allows families to keep Medicaid coverage for 6 to 12 months after their earnings rise, depending on…
    Sarah Curry, April 15, 2015
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    What’s going on in Washington….?

    The House and Senate are back in session this week. Today the Senate will consider its first judicial nomination since Republicans took over the majority in January. Later this week the Senate is expected to consider H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Re-authorization Act, which passed the House…
    Sarah Curry, April 14, 2015
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    What’s going on in Washington….?

    Congress is in recess this week.  They are scheduled to return the week of April 13th.  Here are some of the major actions that took place last week… The House approved the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (HR 2) by a strong bipartisan vote of 392-37. The measure…
    Sarah Curry, April 1, 2015
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    State Medicaid Directors Send Memo to Congress about CHIP

    Last week, the National Association of Medicaid Directors (NAMD) sent a memo to staff of congressional leadership about plans to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).  The memo provides comments from the NAMD staff regarding provisions of the CHIP Extension and Improvement Act, (H.R. 5364) as introduced in…
    Sarah Curry, February 17, 2015
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    Medicaid-CHIP Fail to Provide Access & Quality for Children

    Recent studies and journal publications have confirmed what many enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) have been saying for years: that they receive worse care than individuals and families with other kinds of health insurance. This is a devastating revelation for the parents of…
    Nicole Fisher, July 27, 2011