A Painful Recession: States Cut Health Care Safety Net Programs
Publication Date: December 2008
Publisher(s): Families USA
Keywords: CHIP; Medicaid; low-income
Coverage: United States
This report documents one impact of the current recession by examining state cuts in Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The report also shows, on a state-by-state basis, how temporarily increasing federal funding for Medicaid can stimulate state economies, increasing business activity, jobs, and wages.