State Children’s Health Insurance Program Law and Legal Definition

State children’s health insurance program refers to a program which provides funds to states for facilitating child health insurance. States provide insurance to those children belonging to low income families. This program is also known as children’s health insurance program.

This program is governed under Social Security Act. Some states utilizes the funds to provide adequate protection to parents of children, pregnant women and other adults.

The following is an example of the federal statute stating the purpose of the state children’s health insurance program :

42 USCS § 1397aa states the purpose of this program is to provide 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 that is coordinated with other sources of health benefits coverage for children. Such assistance shall be provided primarily for obtaining health benefits coverage.