The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) addresses a critical gap in health coverage for children and pregnant women who earn too much to qualify for Medicaid but not enough to be able to afford private insurance. CHIP provides affordable, comprehensive health coverage to over 8 million children and 370,000 pregnant women. Congress passed a two year CHIP extension bill on April 14, 2015, and the President signed it into law two days later!
For more than 75 years, the March of Dimes has been committed to bringing science into service for people by not only advocating for research, but also conducting it. Each year, the March of Dimes funds studies examining key maternal and child health policy issues and generating the evidence necessary for policymakers to pursue informed decisions. Learn more.