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CHIP Enrollment Snapshot: December 2013

Issue Brief
  1. Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, The Uninsured: A Primer – Key Facts about Health Insurance on the Eve of Coverage Expansions. (Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured,) October 2013. https://www.kff.org/report-section/the-uninsured-a-primer-2013-3-how-and-why-has-the-number-of-uninsured-people-changed/.

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  2. While most children with income up to 400% FPL that do not qualify for CHIP in their state will be eligible for tax credits to purchase coverage in the Marketplace, some children will not be eligible for tax credits because a parent may have access to “affordable” employer coverage. However, the affordability test for employer coverage is based on a calculation of the individual coverage relative to a workers wages (not the cost of a family policy).  This situation is referred to as the “family glitch.”

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  3. See Medicaid/CHIP MAGI Eligibility Levels by FPL, Medicaid Moving Forward 2014, Eligibility Data http://medicaid.gov/AffordableCareAct/Medicaid-Moving-Forward-2014/medicaid-moving-forward-2014.html#.

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  4. Wesley Prater and Joan Alker, Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, Aligning Eligibility for Children: Moving the Stairstep Kids to Medicaid, (Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured,) August 2013. https://www.kff.org/medicaid/issue-brief/aligning-eligibility-for-children-moving-the-stairstep-kids-to-medicaid/.

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  5. “KidsCare II - Arizona's Temporary Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) ends January 31, 2014; Regular KidsCare Enrollment Update,” Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), accessed May 27, 2014. http://www.azahcccs.gov/applicants/KidsCareII.aspx.

    KidsCare Coverage Moving Forward. Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), (Arizona: AHCCCS,) June 26, 2013. http://www.azahcccs.gov/publicnotices/Downloads/KidsCareCoverage.pdf

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  6. Artiga, Samantha. Fast Track to Coverage: Facilitating Enrollment of Eligible People into the Medicaid Expansion. (Washington, DC: Kaiser Family Foundation,) November 2013. http://kff.org/medicaid/issue-brief/fast-track-to-coverage-facilitating-enrollment-of-eligible-people-into-the-medicaid-expansion/.

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Methodology
  1. See Monthly Medicaid and CHIP reports, Medicaid Moving Forward 2014, Eligibility Data http://medicaid.gov/AffordableCareAct/Medicaid-Moving-Forward-2014/medicaid-moving-forward-2014.html#.

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