Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are both funded jointly by state governments and the federal government; there are federal guidelines that all states must follow, but each state government decides other specifics about how they will run these programs in their state. Medicaid and CHIP work together closely.
In all states, Medicaid provides health coverage for some low-income individuals, as well as individuals with qualifying disabilities. As of September 2018, 66.4 million Americans were covered by Medicaid.
CHIP provides healthcare for children of families who have difficulty affording health insurance, but who make too much money to qualify for Medicaid.
Together, Medicaid and CHIP, provide health insurance coverage for 72.5 million Americans.
This lesson will look at the following topics:
- Medicaid Expansion
- Eligibility for Medicaid and CHIP
- Applying for Medicaid and CHIP
- Medicaid and CHIP Coverage
- Other Information (pertaining to Medicaid and CHIP)
Additional information about Medicaid and CHIP, beyond what is presented in this course, can be found here.