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SCHIP: The Bush Administration's Effort to Preserve Children's Private Health Coverage

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Publication Date: May 2008

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Nina Owcharenko

Series: WebMemo

Topic: Health (Health services for children)

Keywords: uninsured; Health care; Private Coverage; SCHIP

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


In August of 2007, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid released a directive on the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The directive keeps the program focused on its core population--low-income uninsured children--and pays particular attention to the impact that SCHIP expansions have on existing private coverage.