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SCHIP Reauthorization: Key Questions in the Debate – A Description of New Administrative Guidance and the House and Senate Proposals – Issue Brief

SCHIP Reauthorization: Key Questions in the Debate – A Description of New Administrative Guidance and the House and Senate Proposals

The U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives have approved legislation to reauthorize the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), which covers six million low-income children today. With the release of the Census health coverage numbers, this updated brief answers key questions that explain the ongoing policy debate about this public health coverage program, which builds on Medicaid's coverage of 28 million poor and low-income children. It includes a side-by-side of the House and Senate legislative provisions and information on the new CMS guidance.

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