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