State Children's Health Insurance Program


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State Children's Health Insurance Program

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SCHIP

The former name for Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP).
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WASHINGTON - The first veto fight of President Bush's seven-year tenure is set to begin after the Senate's passage of the State Children's Health Insurance Program late Thursday, 67-29.
ALBANY, N.Y., September 10 -- Governor Eliot Spitzer today met with members of New York's congressional delegation to plan the state's next steps in a campaign to oppose a Bush Administration ruling that sets certain guidelines for states wishing to expand eligibility for the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).
WASHINGTON -- Catholic representatives joined with other Christian and Jewish leaders in calling for quick action by Congress to fired the State Children's Health Insurance Program and give coverage to the nation's 9 million uninsured children.
Pennsylvania followed Illinois' lead expanding the State Children's Health Insurance Program.
This could be done by expanding employer-based coverage, eliminating Medicare's two-year waiting period for coverage of the disabled, letting adults over 55 "buy in" to Medicare, and building on Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) to cover low-income parents, young adults and single adults.
Brach, C., Lewitt, E.M., VanLandegham, K., et al.: Who's Enrolled in the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)?
The pilot program will be funded over a five-year period by fees from participating employers, state funds, federal Medicaid funds for childless adults and the State Children's Health Insurance Program. The state has allotted $18 million from tobacco settlement funds to support the program.
Eliminating Medicaid and Other Means Tested Programs: Since every individual and family would receive a voucher, there would be no need for Medicaid, the state Children's Health Insurance Program (S-CHIPs), or other means tested programs.
Over the past few years, several states have increased or begun charging out-of-pocket expenses for Medicaid, State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and other public health programs that help many Americans without private health insurance pay for medical care and treatment.
His proposal calls for children whose families earn less than 300% of the federally designated poverty level to be covered by Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program. It also calls for enrolling parents without insurance into those Medicaid and SCHIP programs, as well as enrolling uninsured single adults and childless couple's who live below the poverty line in, to Medicaid starting in 2008.
REVENUES $2.036 trillion Individual income taxes 42.9% $874 billion Payroll taxes 39% $794 Corporate income taxes 11.3% $230 Excise taxes, estate & gift taxes, other 6.8% $138 Deficit $364 SPENDING $2.400 trillion Social Security 21.3% $510 billion Medicare 12.1% $290 Medicaid * 7.8% $188 Other 13.3% $320 Nonmilitary 20.2% $485 Military 17.9% $429 Interest on the debt 7.4% $178 SOURCE: OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET * Also includes the State Children's Health Insurance Program

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