Children’s Health Insurance
–Children’s Health Insurance Programs (CHIP)s will be funded through 2015, at which time the States will ensure that children are enrolled in a qualified health plan certified by the Secretary.
— Big bucks (!) are allocated to this end, $17 billion for 2013, $19 billion for 2014, and over $5 trillion for 2015.
–Children of public agencies are expected to have insurance; the hardship exception states that their premiums and cost-sharing should not exceed 5% of their family’s income.