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The New Child Health Insurance Program: A Carefully Crafted Compromise

This paper explores the major policy compromises embodied in the CHIP program. It focuses on two areas: the relative control of the federal and state governments over the program, and the design of the program in relation to the private, employer-based health insurance market.
This paper is part of the Kaiser Incremental Health Reform Project.

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