Simulation of Medicaid and SCHIP Eligibility: Implications of Findings From 10 States. Final Report.. Appendix Table 3

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 $7.00 PER HOUR ($1,313 IN MONTHLY EARNINGS) AND HAS AVERAGE MONTHLY CHILD CARE EXPENSESb
Simulated Countable Income for a Family of Three
TANF $826 $1,001 $1,173 $1,173 $1,123 $1,223 $706 $998 $1,263 $998
1931 $998 $1,001 $998 $998 $1,123 $1,173 $1,313 $998 $998 $998
Poverty $998 $998 $998 $1,088 $948 $998 $1,313 $998 $998 $998
M-SCHIP $998 $998 $998 NP $948 $998 $1,313 $998 $998 $998
S-SCHIP $1,313 $1,263c $1,313 $884 $948 Healthy Kids: $1,313 MediKids: $998 $1,31 $1,048 $1,313 $1,223
Program eligibility
Younger child
(age 3)
Poverty Poverty Poverty Poverty Poverty Poverty 1931 Poverty Poverty Poverty
Older child
(age 9)
Poverty Poverty Poverty Poverty Poverty 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 $7/hour, which is equivalent to $1,313 in monthly earnings or 114 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.