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Montana Families Rely on the Children’s Health Insurance Program: CHIP Facts

The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provides vital coverage for thousands of Montana’s children. Federal funding, however, expired at the end of September 2017, jeopardizing financial stability for families and for the state.

The Children’s Health Insurance Program in Montana

CHIP gives Montana children strong starts

Expiring CHIP coverage endangers Montana’s children

Montana cannot afford to provide coverage to CHIP families without continued federal funding, and Montana families cannot afford to lose their children’s health insurance. Our elected officials in Washington, DC must act immediately to continue this vital program.


[1] For more information on HMK, see our report “House and Senate GOP Bills Endanger Health Montana Kids Program.” Montana Budget and Policy Center. July 2017.

[2] Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. September 2017 3 Kaiser Family Foundation. “Current Status of State Planning for the Future of CHIP.”

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