Children’s Health Insurance: State Experiences in Implementing SCHIP and Considerations for Reauthorization

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U.S. Government Accountability Office

This report examines the allocation of funds in the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), focusing on spending trends and the composition of SCHIP programs throughout the states. SCHIP aims to significantly reduce the number of low-income uninsured children, especially those from families that exceed Medicaid eligibility requirements. More than $40 billion has been allocated to the states through the program since 1998. Free. 43 pages. (202) 512-2537,