CHIP State Plan

Section 4901 of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (BBA) amended the Social Security Act (the Act) by adding a new title XXI, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Title XXI provides funds to states to enable them to initiate and expand the provision of child health assistance to uninsured, low-income children in an effective and efficient manner. To be eligible for funds under this program, states must submit a state plan, which must be approved by the Secretary. A state may choose to amend its approved state plan in whole or in part at any time through the submittal of a plan amendment.

The plan on this website is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The official plan is maintained by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Region 6.

This plan was approved on December 23, 2022.

State Plan CHIP (PDF)

State Plan Amendments

These documents are in PDF format unless otherwise indicated.

State Plan Amendments
SPA Transmittal NumberEffective DateSPA TopicDisposition Date
22-0031 (PDF)03/11/2021American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 202112/05/2022
22-0004 (PDF)01/01/2022Continuous Eligibility08/11/2022
22-0001 (PDF)01/01/2023Insulin Copay12/23/2022