The Keeping Kids’ Insurance Dependable and Secure Act would:
- Extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program funding through fiscal year 2022;
- Maintain the federal matching rate at current statutory levels through fiscal year 2019, change to 11.5 percent for fiscal year 2020, and return to a traditional matching rate for fiscal years 2021 and 2022; and
- Create protections and flexibility under the maintenance-of-effort provision.
Some U.S. Senators did not vote for the bill. Sen. Pat Toomey, a Pennsylvania Republican, did not vote for the bill with concerns of how they would pay for the bill’s $8.2 billion in offsets. Toomey stated that the CHIP program is becoming a slush fund for the Appropriations Committee and violates spending cap rules within the Senate.