Templates & Toolkits | Sep 7, 2017

Future of the Children’s Health Insurance Program: Considerations for States

Jocelyn Guyer, Deborah Bachrach, Patricia Boozang, and Arielle Traub, Manatt Health

The expiration of Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) funding on September 30, 2017 raises four critical issues for states: 1) the timing of reauthorization, and what the level of allotment and duration of any extension will be, 2) whether the 23 percent increase to federal matching funds will continue, 3) whether maintenance of effort (MOE) requirements will continue unchanged, and 4) operational considerations for states, including notices to members and budget planning.

For a quick overview of the critical issues, please refer to Approaching CHIP Expiration: Considerations for States.