AAP and CCF Release 2023 State Snapshots on the Importance of Medicaid for Children’s Coverage

Starting back in 2017 we created state snapshots with our colleagues at the American Academy of Pediatrics that show who Medicaid covers in each state, with a particular emphasis on Medicaid’s role in covering children. After a hiatus during the pandemic, we’ve updated the easy-to-understand 2-pagers with all the latest data on how Medicaid helps children succeed in school and in life.

Check out your state’s snapshot to see who Medicaid covers, including the share of children with special health care needs and the share of young children who rely on Medicaid for health coverage, and what kinds of services are covered.

On page 2 of the snapshots, you’ll find information about how children’s coverage needs to be protected during Medicaid unwinding and budget debates at the state and federal levels. We hope you find these snapshots useful in educating policymakers and other stakeholders about the importance of Medicaid coverage to children’s health and well-being.

2023 snapshots are available here and sources are available here. Prior year snapshots are available here: 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Kelly Whitener is an Associate Professor of the Practice at the Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy’s Center for Children and Families.