Comparison of SCHIP Reauthorization Bills
The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), which provides health coverage for more than 56,000 low-income children and 1,200 pregnant women in Colorado, will expire Sept. 30 unless it is reauthorized by lawmakers in Washington. While a bipartisan agreement was brokered in the Senate, lawmakers in the House are fighting over the terms of reauthorization. Here’s a look at how the proposals compare:
Note: Eligibility for SCHIP varies widely across states. In Colorado, most children and pregnant women under 200% of the federal poverty level (about $41,000 for a family of four) are eligible.
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