Making It Simple: Medicaid for Children and CHIP Income Eligibility Guidelines and Enrollment Procedures

This is a study of the enrollment process in children’s Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in the 50 states and Washington, DC. Prepared by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the study is comprised of a nationwide telephone survey of state officials, a review of state CHIP plans, and interviews with state child health advocates. The focus of the study is on income eligibility guidelines, simplification of applications, enrollment and redetermination procedures as of July 2000.

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