Tell Congress to Extend Funding for CHIP

  • by AGD Washington Advocacy Representative
  • Sep 12, 2017

The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) sent an Action Alert on Friday, Sept. 8, urging AGD members to contact their members of Congress regarding the expiration of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) set for Sept. 30. Nearly nine million CHIP-enrolled children are at risk of losing access to medical and dental coverage if the federal government allows CHIP to expire. An evaluation of the program issued earlier this year found that compared to their uninsured peers, children covered by CHIP were: “more likely to have a usual source of care, including dental care; more likely to have preventative doctor and dentist visits, and less likely to report unmet medical and dental care needs.”

AGD urges you to act now and tell your members of Congress to extend funding at current levels without delay!