Assessing federal Medicaid eligibility

Federal Medicaid eligibility by child race/ethnicity under the Affordable Care Act and proposed repeal
Published: 05.30.2017 Updated: 04.21.2020

This analysis provides an overview of the number and share of school age children estimated to meet federal minimum eligibility levels for Medicaid under the current income thresholds defined by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and under revised (lower) thresholds proposed as part of the repeal of the ACA. The analysis considers the implications for school age children overall, and for school age children of different racial/ethnic groups.

Dolores Acevedo Garcia
Dolores Acevedo-Garcia
Director, Professor of Human Development and Social Policy
Erin Hardy
Erin Hardy
Early Childhood Research Director