NAPNAP Commends Senators For CHIP Agreement

The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP), the national association representing more than 8,500 pediatric nurse practitioners and fellow pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) committed to providing optimal health care for children, commends Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and ranking member Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) for reaching a bipartisan agreement Tuesday (Sept. 12) on a five-year extension of funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Providing health care coverage for almost 9 million low-income children, CHIP has been an enormous success since it was created 20 years ago. Passage of a long-term extension before current CHIP funding expires Sept. 30 is one of NAPNAP’s highest priorities, and the association urges Congress to act without delay to pass this five-year CHIP reauthorization.