Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Financing Health Care - Part 1
Lecture:The Government as an Insurance Payor
Slide content:Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Low-cost coverage for children Family doesnt qualify for Medicaid but cant afford private health insurance Each state has its own program and eligibility criteria Eligibility is based on childs status, not parents Example: child who is U.S. citizen qualifies even if parent is not a citizen Low-income pregnant women eligible 17
Slide notes:The third government insurance program is the Childrens Health Insurance Program, or CHIP. It, too, is administered by CMS . It provides low-cost health insurance coverage to children in families that earn too much to qualify for Medicaid and who cannot afford to purchase private health insurance. Each state administers its own program with its own eligibility criteria. These criteria are based on the childs status, not the parents status. Pregnant women with low incomes may also be eligible for CHIP. 17