SCHIP Reauthorization: What's at Stake for South Carolina?
Publication Date: May 2007
Publisher(s): Families USA
In this report, Families USA estimates how much new funding South Carolina could receive for Partners for Healthy Children (PHC, South Carolina's SCHIP/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 South Carolina'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 resolutions will be good for South Carolina.