US House Reauthorizes Funding for GME and CHIP Programs

WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 3, 2017) – The  U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Continuing Community Health and Medical Professional Programs to Improve Our Nation, Increase National Gains, and Help Ensure Access for Little Ones, Toddlers, and Hopeful Youth by Keeping Insurance Delivery Stable Act of 2017”, also known as the “CHAMPION Act”.  

The bill reauthorized the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and extended funding for the Teaching Health Centers Graduate Medical Education Program (THC GME).

AOA grassroots advocates sent over 5,000 letters to members of Congress encouraging them to reauthorize the THC GME program. In addition, AOA public policy staff worked with members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee to increase funding for the THC GME program. The bill is currently pending in the Senate.