Forum Session

SCHIP in the Formative Years: An Update
September 21, 2000


Judith D. Moore


Three years after enactment of the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), with all states having programs up and running and with enrollment continuing to increase throughout the country, this Forum session reviewed the status of the new SCHIP program from various perspectives. Topics addressed included enrollment and retention of children in the new programs, funding allotments and expenditures to date, evaluation activities planned and underway, and problems common to many states. The interaction between SCHIP and Medicaid was a subject of particular interest during the meeting.


Jana Leigh Key, Director, PeachCare, State of Georgia; Cindy Mann, Director, Family and Children's Health Programs Group, Center for Medicaid and State Operations, Health Care Financing Administration, Department of Health and Human Services; Anthony McCann, Staff Director-Majority, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives; Trish Riley, Executive Director, National Academy for State Health Policy; Vernon Smith, Principal, Health Management Associates

Related Materials

More information available in the accompanying publication, Issue Brief No. 759.

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