CHIP

St. Luke's Health System

How would you like to lower your cholesterol, your blood pressure, your blood sugar — and lose some weight? Sound too good to be true? St. Luke’s is trying to do all of that with the “Complete Health Improvement Program” or “CHIP.” It’s not a diet. It’s an 18-session lifestyle enrichment program. The goal is to change habits and lifestyles to reduce disease risk factors.  

Medical, Health Care
Emilie Ritter Saunders / Boise State Public Radio

The number of uninsured children across the country has increased for the first time in more than a decade.

Boise State Public Radio

Funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program, better known as CHIP, expired last week. The federal program covers some 35,000 Idaho children whose families don't qualify for Medicaid and cannot afford insurance.