Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility, Enrollment, Renewal, and Cost Sharing Policies as of January 2017: Findings from a 50-State Survey

Source: Tricia Brooks, Karina Wagnerman, Samantha Artiga, Elizabeth Cornachione, and Petry Ubri, Kaiser Family Foundation, January 2017

From the press release:
As the Trump administration and Republican leadership in Congress begin a new term and seek to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a new 50-state survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation offers an in-depth profile of Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) eligibility, enrollment, renewal, and cost sharing policies in each state as of January 2017, providing a baseline against which future policy changes may be measured.

Changes to Medicaid and CHIP could affect coverage for many of the nation’s low-income families and adults given the central role these programs play in providing coverage, as shown in the survey findings. As of 2017, 49 states cover children and 34 states cover pregnant women with incomes at or above two times the federal poverty level ($40,320 for a family of three). Thirty-two states cover low-income parents and other adults with incomes up to at least 138 percent of the federal poverty level ($27,820 for a family of three), reflecting their adoption of the ACA Medicaid expansion. In the 19 states that have not adopted the expansion, the median eligibility limit for parents remains at 44 percent of the federal poverty level and other adults without dependent children are not eligible regardless of income, except in Wisconsin.
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