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

Executive Summary
  1. Emily P Zammitti, Robin A Cohen, and Michael E Martinez, Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January-June 2016, (Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, November 2016), https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/insur201611.pdf.

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Introduction
  1. "October 2016 Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment Data Highlights," Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), accessed January 2017, https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/program-information/medicaid-and-chip-enrollment-data/report-highlights/index.html.

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  2. Emily P Zammitti, Robin A Cohen, and Michael E Martinez, Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January-June 2016, (Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, November 2016), https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/insur201611.pdf.

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Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility
  1. The CHIP eligibility limit in Kansas is tied to the 2008 FPL; as such, it erodes annually as the FPL amount increases each year. Between 2016 and 2017 it declined from 247% to 238% FPL.

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  2. Vikki Wachino, CMCS Informational Bulletin, Section 1115 Demonstration Opportunity to Allow Medicaid Coverage to Former Foster Care Youth Who Have Moved to a Different State, November 21, 2016, available at https://www.medicaid.gov/federal-policy-guidance/downloads/cib112116.pdf.

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  3. This count does not include states that offer buy-in options that are limited to children with disabilities.

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  4. Rachel Garfield and Anthony Damico, The Coverage Gap: Uninsured Poor Adults in States that Do Not Expand Medicaid, (Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission for Medicaid and the Uninsured, October 2016), http://kff.org/uninsured/issue-brief/the-coverage-gap-uninsured-poor-adults-in-states-that-do-not-expand-medicaid/.

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Premiums and Cost Sharing
  1. "Cost-Sharing," CMS, accessed December 2016, http://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid-chip-program-information/by-topics/cost-sharing/cost-sharing.html.

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  2. Robin Rudowitz and Laura Snyder, Premiums and Cost Sharing in Medicaid, (Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, February 2013), http://kff.org/medicaid/issue-brief/premiums-and-cost-sharing-in-medicaid/.

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Looking Ahead
  1. "October 2016 Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment Data Highlights," CMS, accessed January 2017, https://www.medicaid.gov/medicaid/program-information/medicaid-and-chip-enrollment-data/report-highlights/index.html.

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  2. Emily P Zammitti, Robin A Cohen, and Michael E Martinez, Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, January-June 2016, (Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, November 2016), https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhis/earlyrelease/insur201611.pdf.

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