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A Painful Recession: States Cut Health Care Safety Net Programs

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Publication Date: December 2008

Publisher(s): Families USA

Author(s): Rachel Klein; Jennifer Sullivan; Rebecca Bruno

Topic: Health (Health care financing)

Keywords: CHIP; Medicaid; low-income

Type: Report

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.