Events conspire against states striving for health care program expansion

April 2008
State Health Watch;Apr2008, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p1
The article reports on problems facing state governments that affects their efforts to expand health care program in the U.S. The federal barriers to the expansion of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) reauthorization bill is discussed. The Centers for medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a federal directive restricting the ability of states to use SCHIP funds to cover children in families with gross incomes above 250% of the federal poverty line.


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