The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides health insurance to children who do not qualify for Medicaid and do not have access to private health insurance. CHIP was developed as a state-federal partnership that gives state governors the flexibility to design programs to target the specific needs of their own populations. Unfortunately, the Program was funded only until Sept. 30, 2015.

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s President and Chief Operating Officer Madeline Bell, and VP of Government Affairs, Community Relations & Advocacy Peter Grollman, traveled to Washington, DC, in December 2014 to meet with U.S. Sen. Patrick Toomey (R-PA) to explain the value of the CHIP program for our patients.