Medical assistance caseload

Fiscal Year Average Monthly Caseload
2018 1,253,482
2017 1,258,910
2016 1,243,934
2015 1,203,774
2014 1,156,662
2013 1,136,217
2012 1,125,384
2011 1,107,763
2010 1,052,649
2009 1,004,894
2008 940,683
2007 914,900
2006 913,070
2005 880,788
2004 875,363
2003 867,364
2002 833,476
2001 775,140
2000 744,321
1999 719,440
1998 732,193

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 400,000 individuals to the medical assistance caseload. They currently do not have a budgetary impact because of the 100 percent federal match. They will be added to this tally in the future as the federal matching rates decline.

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Last modified: January 8, 2019
E-mail: OFM.Forecasting@ofm.wa.gov