Issue Brief

No. 795

Sailing SCHIP through Troubled Waters
November 13, 2003


Jennifer Ryan


As the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) enters its sixth year of operation, states have continued their commitment to children’s coverage and to reaching out to the uninsured. This issue brief explores the current status of SCHIP in light of fiscal pressures that have been created by the state budget crisis. It highlights some of the key successes in the program thus far and notes several examples of state initiatives to serve particularly vulnerable populations and collect outcomes data and information about access to care.

Related Materials

See also the entry for the related Forum Session, as well as "SCHIP: Coming of Age or Stuck in Adolescence?" (Forum Session, July 27, 2007), and "The State Children’s Health Insurance Program: Past, Present, and Future" (Forum Session, July 21, 2006).

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