Medical assistance caseload
|Fiscal Year||Average Monthly Caseload|
Compared to Total Population
There have been several significant policy changes that have impacted the Medical Assistance caseload:
- July 2007 - Cover All Kids expands health care coverage eligibility.
- July 1988: First Steps expansion for children and pregnant women.
- July 1994: Expansion to 200% federal poverty level (FPL) for children.
- The Affordable Care Act made it possible for the potential enrollment of over 300,000 newly eligible low-income individuals to the medical assistance caseload. That has since expanded to over 770,000 potential individuals. Their budgetary impact is moderated because federal matching funds currently pick up 90% of the cost. More will be added to this tally in the future as the federal matching rates decline.
Monday, December 19, 2022