Children’s Health Insurance Program a Top Priority over Tax Reform, Kaiser Poll finds

Written by: Beza Taddess
Date Posted: November 17, 2017

As House Republicans pass a tax reform bill, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) remains a higher priority according to the November Kaiser Health Tracking Poll.  Overall, reforming the tax code is seen as a “top priority” for President Trump and Congress by about three in ten (28 percent), falling well-behind several health care issues such as reauthorizing funding for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) (62 percent) and stabilizing the Affordable Care Act  marketplaces (48 percent).

Kaiser Poll for November 2017 political priorities

In Colorado, about 90,000 kids and pregnant women access quality, affordable health care through CHIP. The Senate has a bipartisan solution to keep the funding going, but partisan infighting has stalled progress. That means that if the Senate doesn’t act by Nov. 18, before taking a week-long Thanksgiving break, Colorado families will get letters in the mail telling them they may have to make horrible choices about their child’s health. Click here to urge Colorado Senators to make CHIP funding a priority.

Beza Taddess

About Beza Taddess

Beza Taddess is the Communications and Policy Fellow for the Colorado Children’s Campaign. Beza supports the organization’s communications and outreach efforts and is here at the Children’s Campaign as part of the Public Interest Fellowship Program. She graduated from Colorado College in May of 2015 with a degree in sociology.