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Medical assistance caseload

Fiscal Year Average Monthly Caseload
2021 1,361,111
2020 1,287,737
2019 1,276,741
2018 1,288,953
2017 1,289,882
2016 1,243,972
2015 1,203,654
2014 1,156,549
2013 1,136,194
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

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.

Data sources:

E-mail: OFM.Forecasting@ofm.wa.gov

Last updated
Monday, December 13, 2021
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