SCHIP Reauthorization: What's at Stake for Massachusetts?

Publication Date: May 2007

Publisher: Families USA

Author(s): Jennifer Sullivan; Rachel Klein

Research Area: Health

Type: Report

Coverage: Massachusetts


In this report, Families USA estimates how much new funding Massachusetts could receive for MassHealth (Massachusetts's SCHIP-Medicaid program) if SCHIP is reauthorized with the full $50 billion in new federal funds. We also examine the effect this new money will have on Massachusetts'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 Massachusetts.