Early Experience with Covering Uninsured Parents Under SCHIP

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Early Experience with Covering Uninsured Parents Under SCHIP

This brief examines the experience of four states -- Minnesota, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Wisconsin -- which have used waivers to cover parents under their State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The brief explores the reasons that these states chose to cover parents, and their early experiences with parental coverage. The experience of these initial four states shows that, once offered, the demand for such coverage is high and SCHIP waivers can be a relatively straightforward way to implement family coverage.

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