The New Children's Health Insurance Program

Brief

The New Children's Health Insurance Program

Should States Expand Medicaid?
October 1, 1997

Abstract

States have a great deal of flexibility in how they design their new State Children's Health Insurance Programs (S-CHIP), enacted as part of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. This brief explores the implications of using the new matching funds to expand Medicaid or to develop or expand current separate health insurance programs.

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