Governor Corbett Tours Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, Continues Discussion on CHIP Funding and Outreach
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"Just like the
Corbett's 2013-14 proposed budget includes plans to re-energize the CHIP outreach and enrollment activities with a commitment of
CHIP was created under legislation signed in 1992. It began providing benefits in 1993 and later served as a model for the federal S-CHIP program in 1997. CHIP expanded in 2006 with Cover All Kids, an initiative making sure that any uninsured child and teen not eligible for, or enrolled in, Medical Assistance would have access to affordable, comprehensive health care coverage.
Also attending today's tour was Dr. Harold L. Paz,
"No matter your age, hospital stays can be a pretty intimidating experience, but it's clear that the individuals here at the
CHIP is already one of
CHIP has a comprehensive benefit package and includes doctor visits, prescription, immunizations, emergency care and certain dental, vision and hearing services.
Premiums are affordable because they're based on household income and there is no cost for families who qualify for free CHIP. As an example, a four-person household making
CHIP is brought to families by the following private insurance companies: Aetna, Capital BlueCross,
For more information about the Governor's budget proposal, go to www.pa.gov.
For more information about CHIP, visit www.chipcoverspakids.com.
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