Wolf Administration Issues Statement on CHIP Reauthorization

January 23, 2018

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Human Services Acting Secretary Teresa Miller released the following statement on Congress passing funding reauthorization for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for the next six years:

“I am relieved Congress has finally reauthorized this critical program after months of uncertainty for the Pennsylvania families who access health care for their children through CHIP,
Governor Wolf said. “I am thankful to those in Congress who have made CHIP reauthorization a priority.

“CHIP provides high-quality health insurance for over 180,000 children across the commonwealth. For 25 years, CHIP has been widely supported across party lines, and I am proud we have secured the funding to celebrate CHIP’s 30th anniversary in 2022.”

“At the Department of Human Services, we were just days away from sending notices to families letting them know their CHIP coverage was being terminated,” Acting Secretary Miller said. “I am so pleased these children will continue to have access to high-quality health insurance and the opportunities to thrive and succeed that they deserve.”

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