CHIP Efforts Falling Short

Despite recent gains in enrolling children in the federal Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), fewer are covered in 1999 than three years ago under Medicaid, according to a report by Families U.S.A. After welfare and Medicaid were de-linked, states were slow to maintain healthcare coverage for those families moving from welfare to work, says Ron Pollack, executive director of Families U.S.A.