Simulation of Medicaid and SCHIP Eligibility: Implications of Findings From 10 States. Final Report.. Appendix Table 1

08/16/2000

  Alabama Arkansas California Colorado Connecticut Florida Massachusetts Michigan New Jersey New York
COUNTABLE INCOMEa AND ELIGIBILITY AS OF JANUARY 1, 1999 FOR TWO CHILDREN IN A THREE PERSON FAMILY MOTHER WORKS FULLTIME AT THE MINIMUM WAGE ($993 IN MONTHLY EARNINGS) AND HAS AVERAGE MONTHLY CHILD CARE EXPENSESb
Simulated Countable Income for a Family of Three
TANF $569 $744 $853 $853 $803 $903 $449 $678 $943 $678
1931 $678 $744 $678 $678 $803 $853 $993 $678 $678 $678
Poverty $678 $678 $678 $768 $628 $678 $993 $678 $678 $678
M-SCHIP $678 $678 $678 NP $628 $678 $993 $678 $678 $678
S-SCHIP $993 $943c $993 $563 $628 Healthy Kids: $993 MediKids: $678 $993 $728 $993 $903
Program eligibility
Younger child
(age 3)
Poverty Poverty 1931 Poverty TANF/1931 Poverty 1931 Poverty Poverty Poverty
Older child
(age 9)
Poverty Poverty 1931 Poverty TANF/1931 Poverty 1931 Poverty Poverty Poverty
Source: MPR State Income Eligibility Requirements Database.

Note: NP = No program

aGross income minus any disregards for earnings, child care expenses, child support payments received by the family.

bFamily composition assumes two children ages three and nine, the mother works 40 hours/ week at minimum wage ($5.15/hour), which is equivalent to $993 in monthly earnings or 86 percent of the 1999 Federal poverty level. Average monthly child care expenses of $329/month are based on estimates of the national average child care expenses paid by non-poor households (Casper 1995) and the family receives $100 a month in child support and qualifies for any child support disregard. Family has no other countable income.

cThis income level is for the ARKids First program. The program is currently a 1115 Medicaid Waiver program, but the state plans to convert it into an S-SCHIP program.