Thursday, July 26, 2007

Michigan State Children's Health Insurance Program: More Adults Than Children In The Program

According to two sources, Michigan's State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) has more adults than children receiving benefits.

Source 1: Michigan League For Human Services (pdf) (emphasis added):

...SCHIP in Michigan

• As of January 2007, there were 31,588 Michigan children enrolled in MIChild.
About 62,000 Michigan childless adults receive basic outpatient benefits under the SCHIP program. To contain spending, enrollment in this component has been frozen much of the time since July 1, 2004.
Source 2: Congressman Dave Camp (R-MI), Ways & Means Health Subcmte-Ranking Member who was on C-SPAN's Washington Journal today (video, segment starts at 01:04:00).

In the interview, Camp reconfirms that Michigan's SCHIP has more adults than children and takes on the New York Times article G.O.P. Leaders Fight Expansion of Children’s Health Insurance.



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