Estimates of Children’s Coverage under Different Policy Approaches

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September 2015

The federal contribution to the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) has been renewed only through fiscal year 2017. This session discusses four narrow policy options for sources of coverage for children now covered by separate CHIP programs, were those programs to end, including:

  • fixing the family glitch;
  • fixing the family glitch and eliminating exchange premiums for children in a state’s income range for separate CHIP;
  • expanding mandatory Medicaid for children to 175 percent of the federal poverty level ($35,158); and
  • expanding mandatory Medicaid for children to 200 percent of the federal poverty level.

Publication Type: Presentations

From: September 2015 MACPAC Public Meeting

Tags: children, CHIP, employer-sponsored insurance, exchanges, family or kid glitch, Medicaid, uninsurance