Georgetown: Federal, State Policies Drove Down Medicaid, CHIP Rolls

By Chelsea Cirruzzo / June 4, 2019 at 3:05 PM
A Georgetown University Center for Children and Families study released on Thursday (May 30) says federal and state policies, not a strong economy, contributed to a 2.2% drop in children enrolled in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in 2018 compared to the year before. However, the study says the Trump administration has expressed little concern about the declining rolls. “The Administration is actively encouraging states to adopt eligibility restrictions for adults including parents, such as work reporting...

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