SCHIP Reauthorization: What's at Stake for New Mexico?

Publication Date: May 2007

Publisher: Families USA

Author(s): Jennifer Sullivan; Rachel Klein

Research Area: Health

Type: Report


In this report, Families USA estimates how much new funding New Mexico could receive for New Mexikids (New Mexico'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 New Mexico'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 Mexico.