Publication Date: May 2007
Publisher: Families USA
Author(s): Jennifer Sullivan; Rachel Klein
Research Area: Health
Coverage: Rhode Island
In this report, Families USA estimates how much new funding Rhode Island could receive for RIte Care (Rhode Island's SCHIP program) and Medicaid if SCHIP is reauthorized with the full $50 billion in new federal funds. We also examine the effect this new money will have on Rhode Island'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 Rhode Island.