Amanda Gress is with Kansas Action for Children As the Kansas Legislature kicked of the 2018 session in January, threats to health care for Kansas children and families insured by Medicaid loomed large. Five months later, we are thankful that extremely harmful policy proposals are on hold – at least for the time being. Last […]
State Health Care Coverage Facts
Select a state below to view information on eligibility, enrollment and renewal procedures for state Medicaid/CHIP programs for children, parents, and pregnant women in effect as of January 1, 2017.
For more information on children’s health coverage, read our annual report.
Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are primary sources of health coverage for children. These programs are particularly important to children of color, who are disproportionately represented among beneficiaries because they are more likely to be economically disadvantaged. (View our 2017 snapshot of children’s coverage by race and ethnicity.)
At CCF we have been doing a lot of work lately trying to educate folks about who exactly is impacted by Medicaid waivers that create new barriers to coverage in states that have not accepted the option to expand Medicaid. As our recent reports on Alabama and Mississippi show, these work requirement proposals will result […]
Meet Melanie Carrigg, who was adopted as a baby, was born with Down syndrome and is deaf. Medicaid covers a lot of her medical needs not covered by her families’ insurance, TRICARE, which is offered to military families like hers. Melanie’s mother, Austin, explains that without Medicaid, her family would face unmanageable medical expenses or […]
Previously, Austin shared the story of bringing baby girl Melanie into her family’s life, and how TRICARE and Medicaid helped cover her child’s complex medical needs. Today, this amazing mom shares more about Melanie’s medical journey, and how, inspired by their youngest, this family became health care policy advocates. This blog was originally published by […]