In this presentation, Fund president Karen Davis discusses state strategies to expand health coverage, including:
- retaining and expanding employer participation;
- leveraging federal matching funds;
- redesigning programs;
- simplifying and streamlining program eligibility and redetermination;
- targeting special populations; and
- generating new revenue.
States With Less Than 12% Uninsured,
|Percent Uninsured (ages 0–64)||Percent Employer (ages 0–64)||CHIP/ Medicaid Kids Eligibility Level* (%FPL)||Working Parents Eligibility for Public Insurance (%FPL)|
|New Hampshire||11.4||76.6||300/ 185||61|
|Delaware||11.9||69.7||200/ 133/ 100||120|
|U.S. Average||17.5||62.6||Median= 200%||Most don't cover|
|Sources: KCMU/URBAN Institute Analysis of 2002 and 2003 CP, September 27, 2004; www.statehealthfacts.kff.org.
*Children's eligibility levels vary by age.