,SCHIP Reauthorization: What's at Stake for Ohio?

SCHIP Reauthorization: What's at Stake for Ohio?


Publication Date: May 2007

Publisher: Families USA

Author(s): Jennifer Sullivan; Rachel Klein

Research Area: Health

Type: Report

Coverage: Ohio


In this report, Families USA estimates how much new funding Ohio could receive for Healthy Start (Ohio'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 Ohio'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 Ohio.