• Child Health Incentives Reform Plan (CHIRP) is the new name for, the federal tax code reform initiative drafted by the Academy.

Formerly called the Pediatric Health Care Incentive Tax Act, the bill would require that, in order to deduct group health insurance premiums as a business expense, employers must cover child health supervision benefits in their employees' policies. Passage of the bill would accomplish in one bold stroke what otherwise would be a long, 50-state struggle.

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