Sources

Below is a description of sources used for data reported on the national and state pages.

 

Children’s Uninsurance Rates

Georgetown CCF analysis of American Community Survey (ACS) data 2015 single year estimates.

 

Children’s Participation Rates

Urban Institute analysis of 2014 American Community Survey (ACS) data from the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS).

 

Parent’s Uninsurance Rates

Tabulations from the 2014 American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files provided by the State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC).

 

Medicaid/CHIP Eligibility Levels for Children, Pregnant Women, Parents, and Childless Adults

Based on a national survey conducted by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF) and Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU). Eligibility levels are based on 2016 Federal Poverty Levels (FPLs) for a family of three for children, pregnant women, and parents, and for an individual for childless adults. The FPL is $20,160 for a family of three and $11,880 for an individual in the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia. Alaska and Hawaii have separate poverty guidelines. In Alaska, the FPL is $25,200 for a family of three and $14,840 for an individual. In Hawaii, the FPL is $23,190 for a family of three and $13,670 for an individual.

 

Coverage of Lawfully Residing Immigrant Children

Based on a national survey conducted by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF) and Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU). Updated as of March 2016 when Utah and Florida passed legislation to adopt ICHIA.

 

12-Month Continuous Eligibility in Medicaid and CHIP

Based on a national survey conducted by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF) and Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU).

 

Type of CHIP Program

CMS analysis of CHIP state plan amendments.

 

Medicaid/CHIP Enrollment

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) analysis of Statistical Enrollment Data System (SEDS) forms. Data for unduplicated number of children ever enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP as of May 2, 2016.

 

Predominant Delivery System

MACPAC analysis of Medicaid Statistical Information System (MSIS) data as of December 2015.

 

Number of Child Core Set Quality Measures Reported

Mathematica analysis of FFY 2014 CARTS reports and Form CMS-416 reports. Table 1 provides an overview of state reporting on the core set of Medicaid/CHIP children’s health care quality measures in FFY 2014.

  • S. Burwell, 2015 Annual Report on the Quality of Care for Children in Medicaid and CHIP, Department of Health and Human Services (February 2016).

 

National and State Tables

Eligibility Levels and Related Policies, Premium and Cost-Sharing, Enrollment and Renewal, Systems and Eligibility Verification downloads are based on a national survey conducted by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families (CCF) and Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured (KCMU).