Statement: Robert Greenstein on the New Congressional SCHIP Agreement
Publication Date: September 2007
Author(s): Robert Greenstein
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Keywords: Economic projections; Federal budget; Health insurance; Economic inequality
Today’s agreement would extend health coverage to several million low-income uninsured children, a major accomplishment. Contrary to White House rhetoric, the bulk of the children who would gain coverage are poor and near-poor children who are uninsured, not middle-income children with private coverage.