The 2013-2014 budget proposal calls for spending $8.5 million dollars to increase awareness of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and to enroll an additional 9300 kids.
Parents pay a premium based on their income and their children receive routine check-ups, vaccinations, dental and vision services. State Insurance Commissioner Michael Consedine says CHIP is available to all uninsured children and teens who aren't eligible for medical assistance
For more information on the CHIP program, call 1-800-986-KIDS or visit www.chipcoverspakids.com.
According to state figures, CHIP has provided health coverage to more than one million children in Pennsylvania since 1993.