Pennsylvania has a history of providing health insurance coverage to children in moderate- to low-income families. This coverage, through either Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), is free or subsidized for some at low-cost.
However, a small but significant percentage of eligible children are not enrolled. This is harmful. We’re working to change that thanks to a recent grant from the federal government.
Beginning this fall, PHLP will travel across the state to train family serving professionals about
- the availability of children’s health insurance,
- how to inform families about coverage options, and
- where to refer families who need assistance applying for or renewing their coverage.