Medicaid and CHIP

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Medicaid provides health coverage to low-income children, parents, pregnant women, seniors, and people with disabilities; and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) covers children in families that earn too much to receive Medicaid but can’t afford insurance through the private market.

We work to protect Medicaid and CHIP from cuts or structural changes that would hurt low-income beneficiaries and to encourage states to adopt the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion.