Click on a state below to view information on the eligibility and enrollment and retention procedures of state Medicaid/CHIP programs for children, parents, and pregnant women in effect as of January 1, 2013. You can also view a snapshot of the data or download all state tables.

Data are provided from a national survey conducted by CCF with the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured. View the full 2012-2013 survey, Getting into Gear for 2014.

NOTE: New MAGI-equivalent eligibility thresholds are now in effect. For details on the conversion, please see “Getting into Gear for 2014: Shifting New Medicaid Eligibility and Enrollment Policies into Drive.” For eligibility thresholds as of April 1, 2014, see Medicaid/CHIP Eligibility Limits, 2014.


As of January 1, 2013 in Medicaid and CHIP:

  • 47 states provide coverage for children with family income at 200% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) or higher; 26 states cover children with family income at 250% of the FPL or higher; 17 states cover children with family income at 300% of the FPL or higher;
  • 25 states provide coverage to lawfully-residing immigrant children without imposing a five-year waiting period; 20 states provide coverage to lawfully-residing immigrant pregnant women;
  • 13 states do not have a waiting period for their CHIP programs; of those states with waiting periods, 19 states have waiting periods of 3 months or less;
  • 47 states do not require an asset test for children at enrollment;
  • 15 states have adopted presumptive eligibility for children in Medicaid and CHIP;
  • 42 states have adopted the Social Security Administration (SSA) data match to verify citizenship;
  • all states post their applications online; 35 states allow for the electronic submission of applications;
  • 49 states do not require a face-to-face interview when children apply for coverage; 50 do not require one at renewal;
  • 49 states require children to renew coverage only once a year; 23 states have adopted 12-month continuous eligibility for children in both Medicaid and CHIP; and
  • 18 states do not require premiums for children in either Medicaid or CHIP.

All State Tables