Medicaid State Fact Sheets

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide health and long-term care coverage to more than 70 million low-income children, pregnant women, adults, seniors, and people with disabilities in the United States. Medicaid is a major source of funding for hospitals, community health centers, physicians, and nursing homes. States operate their Medicaid programs within federal standards and a wide range of state options in exchange for federal matching funds.

Click on the state name below to download a two-page fact sheet that provides a snapshot of key data for Medicaid in every state related to current coverage, access, and spending.

Click below to download US fact sheet

Alabama Illinois Montana Rhode Island
Alaska Indiana Nebraska South Carolina
Arizona Iowa Nevada South Dakota
Arkansas Kansas New Hampshire Tennessee
California Kentucky New Jersey Texas
Colorado Louisiana New Mexico Utah
Connecticut Maine New York Vermont
Delaware Maryland North Carolina Virginia
District of Columbia Massachusetts North Dakota Washington
Florida Michigan Ohio West Virginia
Georgia Minnesota Oklahoma Wisconsin
Hawaii Mississippi Oregon Wyoming
Idaho Missouri Pennsylvania

The fact sheets include both state and national level data. Where state-level data was not available, national-level data was used to provide additional context. For specific sources used in the fact sheets, see below.

Total population: State Health Facts. “Total Number of Residents, 2017.” Kaiser Family Foundation,

Share of population that is low income: State Health Facts. “Distribution of the Total Population by Federal Poverty Level (above and below 200% FPL), 2017.” Kaiser Family Foundation,

Share of population covered by Medicaid/CHIP: State Health Facts. “Health Insurance Coverage of the Total Population, 2017.” Kaiser Family Foundation,

State expansion status: “Status of State Medicaid Expansion Decisions, September 2019.” Kaiser Family Foundation,

Number of adults in the coverage gap: Rachel Garfield, Kendal Orgera, and Anthony Damico. The Coverage Gap: Uninsured Poor Adults in States that Do Not Expand Medicaid (Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation, March 2019),

Number of adults in the expansion group: State Health Facts. “Medicaid Expansion Enrollment, 2017.” Kaiser Family Foundation,

Uninsured rates: State Health Facts. “Health Insurance Coverage of Nonelderly 0-64, 2017.” Kaiser Family Foundation,

Medicaid covers:

Share of adult Medicaid enrollees working: Rachel Garfield, Robin Rudowitz, Kendal Orgera, and Anthony Damico. Understanding the Intersection of Medicaid and Work: What Does the Data Say? (Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation, August 2019), For more information on which states have approved or pending Section 1115 Medicaid waivers, see the Medicaid Waiver Tracker, including work requirements, at

Share of children with special health care needs covered by Medicaid: MaryBeth Musumeci and Priya Chidambaram. Medicaid’s Role for Children with Special Health Care Needs: A Look at Eligibility, Services, and Spending (Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation, July 2019),

Median eligibility levels:

Medicaid enrollees & expenditures:

Medicaid spending by service:

Nationally Medicaid pays for:

States have flexibility in their Medicaid design: Samantha Artiga, Elizabeth Hinton, Robin Rudowitz, and MaryBeth Musumeci. Current Flexibility in Medicaid: An Overview of Federal Standards and State Options (Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation, January 2017),

Share of those that hold favorable views of Medicaid: Ashley Kirzinger, Cailey Muñana, and Mollyann Brodie. Kaiser Health Tracking Poll – July 2019: The Future of the ACA and Possible Changes to the Current System, Preview of Priorities Heading Into 2nd Democratic Debate (San Francisco, CA: Kaiser Family Foundation, July 2019),

National access and satisfaction measures: Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 2018. Doctor visit among nonelderly adults (ages 18 to 64) refers to any health professional in the past year.

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