Using National Survey Data to Analyze Children’s Health Insurance Coverage: An Assessment of Issues. C. CALCULATING MEDICAID PARTICIPATION RATES


Properly calculated, a Medicaid participation rate is formed by dividing the number of participants (people enrolled) by the number of people estimated to be eligible. In the previous section we detailed many of the difficulties that are inherent in estimating the denominator. Here we discuss some complications associated with estimates of the numerator and satisfying the requirement that the people who have an opportunity to be included in the numerator be fully counted in the denominator.