Last Updated October 2nd, 2017
In Colorado, 90,000 kids and pregnant women use the Children’s Health Insurance Program (known as Child Health Plan Plus, or CHP+ in Colorado). On September 30th, the funding for CHIP expired. Unless Congress acts and renews the funding, thousands in Colorado will begin losing their health care early next year.
We need you to take action now and ask Congress to save CHIP.
Call your Senators:
- Senator Gardner – Denver: (303) 391-5777 DC: (202) 224-5941
- Senator Bennet – Denver: (303) 455-7600 DC: (202) 224- 5852
Call your Representative:
- Representative Polis: Boulder – (303) 484-9596, DC: (202) 225-2161
What do say:
- Maintaining funding for the CHIP program is crucial to protecting Colorado’s budget.
- We don’t want to lose the progress we’ve made in giving Colorado kids a healthy start.
- Pregnant women shouldn’t have to worry about whether their health insurance will end in the middle of their pregnancy.
- Parents of kids with cancer shouldn’t have to worry about whether they will be able to get their kid’s medicine next year.
- 90,000 children and pregnant women from working families in Colorado use CHIP for their health insurance every year.
- Extending funding for CHIP for five years will help ensure stable coverage for working families and greater budget certainty for states.
Want to learn more?
- Click here to view a fact sheet about CHIP in Colorado.
- For more information about funding limits in Colorado, please visit Colorado.gov/HCPF/future-child-health-plan-plus-chp
Our special thanks to CCHI for their help in creating this action alert.