CHIP Works

In 2015, Colorado, and the nation, needed to act on a pressing problem that would affect the health of millions of children: federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) was set to expire in 2015. The CHIP Works Colorado campaign, led by All Kids Covered, successfully helped ensure federal funding for CHIP until September 2017.

The CHIP Works pages reflect the 2015 campaign and are not currently being updated.


Unless Congress acts, children in working families will be without the healthy start they deserve. Because CHIP is a state-federal partnership, state budget officials must also make decisions about the future of their states’ CHIP programs well in advance of the 2015 deadline.

Join the Campaign

chipworkslogoCHIP Works Colorado is a diverse and growing campaign of the All Kids Covered Coalition advocating to extend CHIP financing so that millions of American children can get the healthy start they deserve by getting the preventative care they need. Representing thousands of Coloradans, the campaign includes healthcare, youth, education, policy groups and more. Any organization that cares about kids has a stake in this fight. CHIP Works Colorado believes:

  • We should not go backwards on children’s health coverage. CHIP is a tested and reliable model that is proven to provide affordable, appropriate health care services for Colorado’s children and pregnant women. CHIP continues to be an important part of the health care coverage continuum for families in Colorado, even with new coverage options available under health reform.
  • Congress should extend CHIP funding to 2019 to align with the federal program authorization date, providing stable and predictable funding to states.
  • Administrative improvements to CHIP that have been shown to improve program quality and efficiency should be made permanent.
  • Funding for CHIP should not pit the interests of children against other vulnerable populations.