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Congress has renewed funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program for 10 years! For more information on the CHIP extension, check out this blog post from our partners at the Georgetown Center for Children and Families.

Background

Good health is the foundation for children’s future academic, economic, and socioemotional success.

Health insurance coverage is a fundamental first step in helping children receive the services and care they need to achieve and maintain their best physical, oral, and mental health. Over the past 20 years, the core components of children’s health insurance coverage—the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicaid, and NC Health Choice (North Carolina’s version of the State Children’s Health Insurance Program)—have reduced the percentage of uninsured children from 16 percent to 4 percent.

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