Skip to content

The Numbers Are In: Could Some Children End Up Worse Off After Health Reform?

June 18, 2009

Questions raised by the CBO scoring of the HELP Committee bill suggest that states might drop CHIP and Medicaid programs.  Since specifics of the bill do not include how Medicaid expansion would work, the CBO could not determine such costs for it.  The CBO instead estimated that the federal subsidies given to consumers in the proposed insurance exchange would cause states that have expansions above 150% of the federal poverty level to scale those back.  Medicaid and CHIP are well-structured to provide affordable and quality health care for children.

To read more about how children might be affected, visit the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families Child Health Policy Blog here

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: