Publication Date: May 2007
Publisher: Families USA
Author(s): Rachel Klein; Jennifer Sullivan
Research Area: Health
Coverage: New York
In this report, Families USA estimates how much new funding New York could receive for Child Health Plus B (New York's SCHIP program) and Child Health Plus A (New York'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 New York'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 New York.