S-CHIP is the acronym for State Childrens’ Health Insurance Program. It started in 1998. This is a federally mandated program whereby children get health insurance if their family income is less than 200% of the federal poverty level. Currently for a family of six, this is $56,800 per year. Only “reported” income counts – as with all welfare programs, income earned in the underground economy is not included in determining eligibility.

The federal taxes pays two-thirds of the cost while state taxes pay one-third of the …

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