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Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program Turns 30

Four children wearing rain boots stand next to each other.
Ben Wicks

This month marks the 30th anniversary of Pennsylvania’s Children’s Health Insurance Program — or CHIP. It served as a model for the national CHIP, which has insured millions of kids. WESA’s Kate Giammarise dives into the program’s history and western Pennsylvania roots.

Read the full story here.

(Original air-date: 12/8/22)

Kate Giammarise focuses her reporting on poverty, social services and affordable housing. Before joining WESA, she covered those topics for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for nearly five years; prior to that, she spent several years in the paper’s Harrisburg bureau covering the legislature, governor and state government. She was part of the P-G staff that won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting on the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.