State Policies to Promote Marriage. Table 8: Medical Policies

09/01/2002

State Medicaid: Two-parent family eligibility based solely on financial circumstances a/ Expanded Health Care Coverage to two parent families c/ Medicaid Income limits for Pregnant Women
(% FPL) b/
SCHIP and State-only Coverage
Alabama X   133  
Alaska X   200  
Arizona X Medicaid income disregard d/ 140 Covers parents through SCHIP.
Arkansas     133  
California X Medicaid income disregard. 300 Covers parents through SCHIP.
Colorado X   133  
Connecticut X   185  
Delaware X Expanded coverage through Medicaid 1115 waiver e/ 200  
District of Columbia X Medicaid income disregard 200  
Florida     185  
Georgia X   235  
Hawaii X Expanded coverage through Medicaid 1115 waiver 185  
Idaho X   133  
Illinois X   200  
Indiana X   150  
Iowa X   200  
Kansas X   150  
Kentucky     185  
Louisiana     133  
Maine   Medicaid income disregard 200  
Maryland X   200  
Massachusetts X   200  
Michigan X   185  
Minnesota X Expanded coverage through Medicaid 1115 waiver; Medicaid income disregard 275 Covers parents through SCHIP.
Mississippi X   185  
Missouri X Expanded coverage through Medicaid 1115 waiver 185  
Montana X Medicaid income disregard 133  
Nebraska     185  
Nevada X   133  
New Hampshire     185  
New Jersey X   185 Covers parents through SCHIP.
New Mexico X Medicaid income disregard 185  
New York X Medicaid income disregard 185  
North Carolina X   185  
North Dakota     133  
Ohio X Medicaid income disregard 185  
Oklahoma   Medicaid income disregard 185  
Oregon X Expanded coverage through Medicaid 1115 waiver; Medicaid income disregard 170 State provides coverage through state-only program (FHIAP)
Pennsylvania   Medicaid income disregard 185  
Rhode Island X Medicaid income disregard 250 Covers parents through SCHIP; State provides coverage through state-only program
South Carolina X   185  
South Dakota X   133  
Tennessee   Expanded coverage through Medicaid 1115 waiver 185  
Texas X   133  
Utah     133  
Vermont X Expanded coverage through Medicaid 1115 waiver; Medicaid income disregard 200  
Virginia X   133  
Washington X Medicaid income disregard 185 State provides coverage through state-only program
West Virginia     150  
Wisconsin   Expanded coverage through Medicaid 1115 waiver; Medicaid income disregard 185 Coverage of parents through SCHIP
Wyoming   Medicaid income disregard 133  
Notes:
a/ Source: http://www.spdp.org./medicaid/table_7.htm; As of March 1, 2000, California waived the 100-hour and work history rules for any new applicant family with net earnings below 100 percent of the federal poverty level.
b/ Source: Kaiser Family Foundation Health Facts Online at http://www.statehealthfacts.kff.org; The minimum limit is 133% of the FPL or whatever level the state had in place in December 1989 (which ever is higher). This amount ranges from 133 to 185% FPL.
c/ Source: http://statecoverage.net/issuebrief500-2.pdf
d/ The Federal government requires states to disregard $90 in monthly income for applicants' work-related expenses; under Section 1931, states have the option to expand income disregards effectively increasing Medicaid eligibility. The states noted have income disregards above the mandated $90.
e/ Section 1115 of the Social Security Act gives HHS broad authority to waive provisions in the Medicaid statute (Title XIX). Those expansions noted here aim to expand eligibility.