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The State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a joint federal-state program established to provide coverage to uninsured children in families whose incomes are too high to qualify for Medicaid. In fiscal year (FY) 2022, 8.3 million children received CHIP-funded coverage. Spending in states and territories for FY 2022 totaled $22.3 billion ($16.9 billion federal, $5.4 billion state). Under current law, CHIP allotments are provided through FY 2029. Learn more about CHIP and MACPAC’s analysis of its future.

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School-Based Services for Students Enrolled in Medicaid

March 27, 2024

Schools are an important setting for providing health services to children and adolescents covered by Medicaid, particularly as communities seek to address an increase in behavioral health challenges among young people. This issue brief focuses on Medicaid school-based services provided by personnel employed by a school or by a local education agency. It draws largely […]

Transitions of Coverage and Care for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

March 7, 2024

Medicaid plays a large role in covering health care services for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). As CYSHCN reach adulthood, they need to transition from child to adult coverage and health care. Research indicates that these young beneficiaries and their families experience barriers during this transition.
This presentation introduced new work on […]

Medicaid Access in Brief: Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

March 23, 2023

Almost one in five children and youth have special health care needs, and over one third of these children and youth are covered by Medicaid. In this issue brief, we use data from the 2018 and 2019 National Survey of Children’s Health to examine differences in health status, access to care, referrals, needed care, and […]