SCHIP Reauthorization: What's at Stake for Virginia?
Publication Date: May 2007
Publisher(s): Families USA
In this report, Families USA estimates how much new funding Virginia could receive for Family Access to Medical Insurance Security Plan (FAMIS, Virginia's SCHIP program) and Family Access to Medical Insurance Plan Plus (FAMIS Plus, Virginia'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 Virginia'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 Virginia.