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2.9 Million Pennsylvanians Insured through Medicaid and CHIP; New Data from CMS

November 03, 2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services released a preliminary August 2017 report and supporting data on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) enrollment stats earlier this week.

Key findings include:

  • More than 2.9 million Pennsylvanians enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP
  • 74.3 million individuals enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP across 50 states and Washington D.C., including:
    • 51.9 million in states that have expanded Medicaid
    • 22.4 million in states that have not expanded Medicaid

Through Medicaid expansion and other provisions of the Affordable Care Act, Pennsylvania has seen a dramatic decline in uninsured, from 10.2 percent in 2010 to 5.6 percent in 2016, a 45 percent decrease.

HAP continues to advocate for the enactment of legislation to extend CHIP funding that supports more than 176,000 Pennsylvania children in accessing affordable.

HAP's website has additional information on Pennsylvania’s CHIP program, the Affordable Care Act’s impact on access to care for Pennsylvanians, and how HAP and Pennsylvania hospitals are leading the effort to reduce the uninsured during open enrollment,.

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