Who Enrolls in Medicaid & CHIP?

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide health coverage to millions of Americans, including eligible:

  • Children
  • Pregnant women
  • Low-income adults
  • People with disabilities
  • Elderly adults

The following data show recent enrollment statistics, such as enrollment by age, sex, and state.

Total Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment: 74,849,311 Total Medicaid and CHIP Child Enrollment: 35,988,456 Medicaid Expansion Adult Enrollment: 15,350,855 

Sources: Total Medicaid and CHIP Enrollment and Total Medicaid and CHIP Child Enrollment data come from Medicaid and CHIP Performance Indicators: Updated November 2017. Medicaid Expansion Adult Enrollment data come from Medicaid Budget and Expenditure System (MBES) Expansion Adult Enrollment Oct-Dec 2016

Managed Care Enrollment

  • 68% Comprehensive managed care
  • 13% Non-comprehensive managed care
  • 19% Fee-for-service

Source: 2016 Managed Care Enrollment Report

Note: Comprehensive managed care plans provide all acute and primary medical services.

Share of Medicaid & CHIP Population by Age

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Age Range Percent Value
<21 47%
21-26 7%
27-45 19%
46-64 16%
65+ 11%

Share of Medicaid & CHIP Population by Sex

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Gender Value
Female 54%
Male 46%

Source: Mathematica's analysis of the 2016 American Community Survey (data downloaded from IPUMS)

Total Medicaid & CHIP Enrollment by State

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State Count
AK 201,672
AL 899,350
AR 919,079
AZ 1,728,003
CA 12,194,344
CO 1,352,546
CT 835,934
DC 264,513
DE 247,503
FL 4,291,012
GA 1,806,068
HI 347,605
IA 665,196
ID 296,910
IL 3,045,842
IN 1,484,338
KS 387,500
KY 1,269,289
LA 1,448,555
MA 1,658,133
MD 1,317,089
ME 263,795
MI 2,357,576
MN 1,075,335
MO 959,516
MS 678,813
MT 266,302
NC 2,091,853
ND 93,696
NE 247,722
NH 188,951
NJ 1,775,555
NM 742,308
NV 637,421
NY 6,462,233
OH 2,870,477
OK 793,326
OR 974,672
PA 2,984,037
RI 313,203
SC 1,010,646
SD 118,241
TN 1,543,255
TX 4,825,905
UT 303,346
VA 1,027,932
VT 163,604
WA 1,769,515
WI 1,035,671
WV 552,285
WY 61,639

Source: Medicaid and CHIP Performance Indicators: Updated November 2017