InsureKidsNow.gov provides information about Medicaid and CHIP services for families who need health insurance coverage. These programs are designed to be affordable for families who are not able to afford health insurance coverage in the private market or do not have coverage available to them. Even if you’ve been turned down in the past, you may be able to get health coverage for your child now. Learn more about health coverage programs in your state.
The Medicaid program has been in operation since 1965 and the CHIP program was created in 1997. The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA), signed by President Obama on February 4, 2009 allows states to have more opportunities to improve access to these programs.
How to Contact Us
If you have specific questions about health insurance for your children, please contact the programs in your state or make a free call to 1-877-543-7669, our free and confidential hotline, where you’ll be connected directly to someone from your state who will help you apply.
If you have questions or comments about the website or hotline, send an email.