SCHIP: The Bush Administration's Effort to Preserve Children's Private Health Coverage
Publication Date: May 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Nina Owcharenko
Keywords: uninsured; Health care; Private Coverage; SCHIP
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.