SCHIP Reauthorization: What's at Stake for Maryland?
Publication Date: May 2007
Publisher(s): Families USA
In this report, Families USA estimates how much new funding Maryland could receive for the Maryland Children's Health Program (MCHP, Maryland's SCHIP program) and Medicaid if SCHIP is reauthorized with the full $50 billion in new federal funds. We also examine the effect this new money will have on Maryland'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 Maryland.