H.R.2496

To amend title XXI of the Social Security Act to improve access to the children's health insurance program (CHIP) by providing exemptions to CHIP eligibility waiting period requirements.

5/19/2009--Introduced.

Children's Health Insurance Accessibility Act of 2009 - Amends title XXI (Children's Health Insurance Program) (CHIP, formerly known as SCHIP) to prohibit application under CHIP of coverage eligibility waiting periods to children: (1) who are under two years of age; (2) who lost group health insurance coverage; or (3) for whom private coverage is unaffordable.

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