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President’s FY 2009 Budget and SCHIP

President’s FY 2009 Budget and SCHIP

The President released his Fiscal Year 2009 budget proposal in January 2008. The President’s plan would increase the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) funding by $19.7 billion over the next five years, more than the $5 billion included in his FY 2008 budget proposal, but less than the $35 billion included in the SCHIP reauthorization bills that were vetoed last year. The Foundation’s KCMU has prepared a fact sheet summarizing the proposal and places it in the context of last year’s SCHIP reauthorization debate.

Fact Sheet (.pdf)

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