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A Preliminary Guide to Expansion of Children's Health Coverage

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This 52-page guide provides a summary of the new children's health initiative enacted as part of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 and discusses key decisions facing the states as they implement the new program. Lays out the pros and cons of Medicaid and of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). Includes an index to the new law and a chart of state funding allocations.