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Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide health coverage to more than 31 million children, including half of all low-income children in the U.S. The federal government sets minimum guidelines for Medicaid eligibility but states can choose to expand coverage beyond the minimum threshold. In addition, all States have expanded coverage for children through the Children's Health Insurance Program. CMS has extensive efforts underway, supported by the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA),  to work with States and other stakeholders to find and enroll uninsured children who are eligible for Medicaid or CHIP, through the Connecting Kids to Coverage Challenge. More information is available in the CHIP section or on the Children's page.

Children

Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program provide health coverage to more than 31 million children, including half of all low-income children. Extensive outreach is being done to enroll eligible children in coverage in the Connecting Kids to Coverage Challenge. The federal government sets minimum guidelines for Medicaid eligibility but states can choose to expand coverage beyond the minimum threshold. For more information is available in the CHIP section or on the Children's page.

Non-Disabled Adults

Medicaid provides health coverage to 11 million non-elderly low-income parents, other caretaker relatives, pregnant women, and other non-disabled adults. States provide coverage to parents/caretaker relatives who are in mandatory eligibility groups and optional eligibility groups. More information is available on the Non-Disabled Adults page.

Pregnant Women

Medicaid plays a key role in child and maternal health, financing 40% of all births in the United States. Medicaid coverage for pregnant women includes prenatal care through the pregnancy, labor, and delivery, and for 60 days postpartum as well as other pregnancy-related care. More information is available on the Pregnant Women page.

Individuals with Disabilities

Medicaid provides health coverage to over 8.8 million non-elderly individuals with disabilities, including people who are working or who want to work. Federal statute provides for both mandatory and optional coverage for people with disabilities. More information is available on the Individuals with Disabilities page.

Seniors &Medicare and Medicaid Enrollees

Medicaid provides health coverage to more than 4.6 million low-income seniors, nearly all of whom are also enrolled in Medicare. Medicaid also provides coverage to 3.7 million people with disabilities who are enrolled in Medicare. More information is available on the Seniors & Medicare and Medicaid Enrollees page.