Issues in Developing Programs for Uninsured Children: A Resource Book for States. 2. Income


Income eligibility requirements are much more diverse across the nine state programs, ranging from 185% of poverty to no income limitations. State programs that have established income eligibility at higher income ranges have established cost sharing arrangements in which enrollees contribute to the cost of their insurance through premiums and copayments.

  • MinnesotaCare, TennCare and New York’s Child Health Plus program determine premium contributions on a sliding scale based on total family income.
  • Colorado Children's Health Plan extends eligibility to 185% FPL and requires an annual flat enrollment fee of $25 for all children enrolled in the program, regardless of family income.