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.
PPC annually compiles “State of Children’s Health Care” data to track children’s health care in Pennsylvania as it relates to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and has monitored changes of those health indicators over a baseline year of 2010.