Definition: Unduplicated percentage of children ages 0-18 ever enrolled in Medicaid and/or the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) during the federal fiscal year (e.g., in the 2018 federal fiscal year, 47.8% of California children were enrolled in Medicaid).
Data Source: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Statistical Enrollment Data System, Annual Enrollment Reports (Jun. 2019); California Dept. of Finance, Population Estimates and Projections, 2010-2060 (May 2018); U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Estimates, Vintage 2018 (Jun. 2019).
Footnote: Medicaid is a federal program providing health coverage to eligible low-income children and families; Medi-Cal is California's Medicaid program. CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program) is a federal program providing coverage to children/youth up to age 19 in families with incomes too high to qualify them for Medicaid, but too low to afford private coverage. California's CHIP program was called the Healthy Families Program (HFP). Although California continues to receive CHIP funding, in 2013 HFP enrollees were transitioned into Medi-Cal. Data reflect the funding source through which a child last had coverage in the federal fiscal year (FY). The notation S refers to that data that have been suppressed because they are not comparable. Data for FY 2014 and later years may be estimates.