Publication Date: May 2007
Publisher: Families USA
Author(s): Rachel Klein; Jennifer Sullivan
Research Area: Health
Coverage: New Jersey
In this report, Families USA estimates how much new funding New Jersey could receive for NJ FamilyCare (New Jersey'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 New Jersey'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 Jersey.