There are 14 vaccine-preventable diseases such as measles, polio and whooping cough. Infectious diseases in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic would be dangerous. Parents can act now to call their pediatrician and ensure their child is up to date on routine vaccinations!
Statewide, 42 percent of kids in Pennsylvania depend on Medicaid and CHIP for the health care they need to succeed, with more than 1 million children covered by Medicaid and more than 186,000 covered by CHIP.
The three fact sheets in this series show enrollment by Congressional District, State House District and State Senate District.
A comprehensive report with a clear agenda to strengthen both access and coverage benefits in health care for the Commonwealth’s children, 124,000 of whom are uninsured. (Click here for report appendices)
More than 181,000 children in Pennsylvania rely on CHIP for their health care. CHIP offers comprehensive health insurance coverage, which is provided through private insurance companies that have contracts with the commonwealth. Some benefits include: regular doctor visits and well visits, dental, vision and hearing services, prescriptions and mental health benefits.
Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide comprehensive health care coverage, including primary and preventative care services, for children living in low-income families and children living in and aging out of foster care.