Medicaid is a health care program that assists low-income families or individuals in paying for long-term medical and custodial care costs. Medicaid is a joint program, funded primarily by the federal government and run at the state level, where coverage may vary.
Here we report two sets of data due to a change in methodology. The 2000-2013 data are based on December totals, and with further data based on annual averages. The Kaiser Family Foundation updates this dataset every month but our data is calculated on a yearly basis by averaging the enrollment by month for all 12 months of the year.
Medicaid enrollment share of the population is the percentage of a state's population enrolled in Medicaid in a given year.
*Data for years prior to 2013 is no longer available on kff.org
*Further data can be found at: http://kff.org/health-reform/state-indicator/total-monthly-medicaid-and-chip-enrollment/
The Kaiser Family Foundation State Health Facts. Data Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).