Issue Brief
  1. State fiscal years begin on July 1 except for these states: New York on April 1; Texas on September 1; Alabama, Michigan, and District of Columbia on October 1.

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  2. The eight states that did not respond by mid-August 2020 are: Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Ohio, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, and Utah.

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  3. U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). National Health Expenditure Data Fact Sheet: Table 4, National Health Expenditures by Source of Funds and Type of Expenditure: Calendar Years 2011-2018 (CMS, March 2020), https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/NationalHealthExpendData/NHE-Fact-Sheet.html.

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  4. National Association of State Budget Officer, States Work to Finalize Fiscal 2021 Budgets, Budget Blog, Updated August 4, 2020, http://budgetblog.nasbo.org/budgetblogs/blogs/brian-sigritz/2020/06/26/states-work-to-finalize-fiscal-2021-budgets-update.

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Appendix
  1. To be eligible for ARRA funds, states could not restrict eligibility or tighten enrollment procedures in Medicaid or CHIP. Vic Miller, Impact of the Medicaid Fiscal Relief Provisions in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) (Washington, DC: Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured, October 2011), http://kff.org/medicaid/issue-brief/impact-of-the-medicaid-fiscal-relief-provisions/.

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  2. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. U.S. Federal Poverty Guidelines Used to Determine Financial Eligibility for Certain Federal Programs (January 2020), https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines

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