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 individuals to the medical assistance caseload. That has since expanded to over 670,000 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 13, 2021