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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. The two-page fact sheets provide a snapshot with key data for Medicaid in every state related to current coverage, access, and spending.

What percentage of people are covered by Medicaid/CHIP in your state? Click on a state or the U.S. to download a fact sheet.

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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, 2016.” 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), 2016.” Kaiser Family Foundation,

Share of population covered by Medicaid/CHIP: State Health Facts. “Health Insurance Coverage of the Total Population, 2016.” Kaiser Family Foundation,

State expansion status: State Health Facts. “Status of State Action on the Medicaid Expansion Decision, July 2018.” Kaiser Family Foundation,

Number of adults in the coverage gap: Rachel Garfield, Anthony Damico, and Kendal Orgera. The Coverage Gap: Uninsured Poor Adults in States that Do Not Expand Medicaid (Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation, June 2018),

Number of adults in the expansion group: State Health Facts. “Medicaid Expansion Enrollment, 2016.” Kaiser Family Foundation, The estimated adults to gain Medicaid eligibility in Maine and Virginia come from external sources.

Uninsured rates: State Health Facts. “Health Insurance Coverage of the Total Population, 2016.” Kaiser Family Foundation,

Medicaid covers:

Share of adult Medicaid enrollees working: Rachel Garfield, Robin Rudowitz, and Anthony Damico. Understanding the Intersection of Medicaid and Work (Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation, January 2018), 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 Julia Foutz. Medicaid’s Role for Children with Special Health Care Needs: A Look at Eligibility, Services, and Spending (Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation, February 2018),

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),

National access and satisfaction measures: Kaiser Family Foundation analysis of National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), 2017. Doctor visit among adults refers to a general doctor visit only and does not include specialty care.

Share of those that hold favorable views of Medicaid: Ashley Kirzinger, Bryan Wu, and Mollyann Brodie. Kaiser Health Tracking Poll – February 2018: Health Care and the 2018 Midterms, Attitudes Towards Proposed Changes to Medicaid (San Francisco, CA: Kaiser Family Foundation, March 2018),

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