Effects Of Bush Administration Policy That Limits SCHIP Income Eligibility

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"MovingBackward: Status Report on the Impact of the Aug. 17 SCHIP Directive To ImposeNew Limits on States' Ability To Cover Uninsured Children," GeorgetownUniversity Health Policy Institute Center forChildren and Families:The report provides the first comprehensive review of the Bush administration'sAug. 17 policy directive that effectively limits SCHIP coverage to children infamilies with incomes below 250% of the federal poverty level.

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The reportdiscusses the policy's effects on uninsured children; states, including thosethat already provide coverage for children in families with incomes greaterthan 250% of the poverty level; and new initiatives to expand children's healthcoverage, as well as unanswered questions SCHIP administrators have about thedirective (Georgetown University Health Policy Institute Center for Childrenand Families release, 12/13).

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