Children

Eligibility

Approximately half of all Medicaid enrollees are children, reflecting Medicaid’s historic roots and more expansive eligibility levels for children. While most children are enrolled through broad income-related pathways, other pathways exist—often targeted toward children with particular health needs, such as children in the child welfare system or children with disabilities.

For more on Medicaid eligibility, see Federal Requirements and State Options: Eligibility.

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