Building Administrative Capacity For CHIP and Medicaid: Image, Outreach, and Organization. By Christopher Plein, West Virginia University. Prepared for The Federalism Research Group, The Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government (The Institute, Albany, New York) December 2002. 16 p.
Full Text at: www.rockinst.org/publications/federalism/PleinBrief1202.pdf
["In an effort to disassociate the program from a 'welfare stigma,' SCHIP plans have been presented as a new form of insurance rather than a government entitlement. The report said 'This complex relation of image distinction and program integration has a positive effect on capacity building for publicly funded health insurance systems at the state level.' Health Care Policy Report (January 13, 2003) 58.]