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October 2016 Medicaid and CHIP Application, Eligibility Determination, and Enrollment ReportToday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a monthly report on state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) data representing state Medicaid and CHIP agencies’ eligibility activity for the calendar month of October 2016. This report measures eligibility and enrollment activity for the entire Medicaid and CHIP programs in all states , reflecting activity for all populations receiving comprehensive Medicaid and CHIP benefits in all states, including states that have not yet chosen to adopt the new low-income adult group established by the Affordable Care Act.
Enrollment in Medicaid and CHIP has grown by nearly 17 million individuals, comparing October 2016 to July-September 2013 (the period before the start of the first Marketplace open enrollment period in October 2013). Among the 51 states (including the District of Columbia) that reported enrollment data for September and October 2016, enrollment increased by 45,279 from September to October 2016.
Also, for the first time, the report includes separate Medicaid-only and CHIP-only enrollment figures in addition to the combined Medicaid and CHIP number. Among the 51 states reporting October 2016 Medicaid and CHIP enrollment data, 68,858,877 individuals were enrolled in Medicaid and 5,511,011 individuals were enrolled in CHIP.
Among the 48 states reporting both total Medicaid and CHIP enrollment and child enrollment data for the current period, total enrollment is comprised of: