​MEDIA ADVISORY: UNH Expert Available to Discuss Imminent Loss of Health Insurance for Children

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

DURHAM, N.H. -- Twelve states – home to nearly nine million or 30 percent of the nation’s publicly insured children – will run out of funds for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) at the end of 2017. CHIP, the federal program that extends health insurance coverage to low income children not eligible for traditional Medicaid, expired on Sept. 30, 2017. Jess Carson, a vulnerable families research scientist at the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire, is available to discuss these findings. She can be reached at jessica.carson@unh.edu; (603) 862-3215 or (603) 219-3321.

The 12 states that will run out of funding by the end of 2017 are California, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Arizona, Minnesota, Mississippi, Oregon, Connecticut, Nevada, Utah, Idaho and Hawaii. Link to analysis: https://carsey.unh.edu/publication/snapshot/chip