Budget Agreement Of 1997

The law creates the National Child Health Insurance Programme (“SCHIP”). SCHIP is allowed until 2007, when states will have billions of dollars in funding. States can use these funds to provide health assistance to low-income uninsured children under the age of 19 (1 9 years) who are not eligible for the Medicaid program. A State may have access to this funding from 1 October 1997 if the State plan has been submitted and approved by the Secretary. Subtitle C: Miscellaneous Provisions – Requires that the share of federal assistance in the cost of assistance provided by the Robert T. Stafford Relief Emergency Assistance Act be at least 90 percent for damage sustained in certain Minnesota districts as a result of the 1997 Flooding in the Red River Valley.

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