In Eagle, Pitkin and Garfield counties, more than 2,000 children are on the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP.
It’s federally funded and provides health insurance to children from low-income families, as well as pregnant women. Congress let the program expire in September, and states are starting to run low on, or run out of, CHIP money. If Congress fails to re-authorize the program, the beneficiaries could lose health insurance. To learn more, producer Christin Kay sat down with reporter Wyatt Orme.