Governor Wolf Praises Passage of State CHIP Reauthorization, Urges Federal Action
December 11, 2017
Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf today praised the Pennsylvania General Assembly for voting to reauthorize Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program and called on the U.S. Congress to take action on the federal reauthorization:
“I applaud the Pennsylvania General Assembly for voting to reauthorize Pennsylvania’s CHIP program but in order to provide benefits to the more than 175,000 children enrolled, Congress must take action immediately. Congress is failing the children of Pennsylvania and causing unnecessary anxiety for families around the holidays. I call on the U.S. House and Senate leaders to make CHIP a priority and stop this obstruction. Pennsylvania’s CHIP program depends on federal funding and it is at risk without Congress doing its job. Our kids and families deserve peace of mind about their ability to go to the doctor and get care.”
Federal funding covers approximately 90 percent of the $450 million cost of Pennsylvania’s CHIP program.