SCHIP Reauthorization: What's at Stake for Arkansas?
Publication Date: May 2007
Publisher(s): Families USA
In this report, Families USA estimates how much new funding Arkansas could receive for ARKids B (Arkansas's SCHIP program) and ARKids A (Arkansas's Medicaid program for children) if SCHIP is reauthorized with the full $50 billion in new federal funds. We also examine the effect this new money will have on Arkansas's economy, measured in increased business activity, jobs, and wages. We found that, for a whole host of economic reasons, fully funding SCHIP in accordance with the budget resolution will be good for Arkansas.