Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program in 2011 continued to be key sources of coverage for children and, in some cases, for their parents. Key findings from the Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured 50-state survey of eligibility, enrollment, renewal and cost-sharing policies included:

  • Medicaid and CHIP eligibility remained largely stable in 2011, while 11 states made targeted expansions. Eight of the 11 expansions focused on coverage for children.
  • Three states enhanced Medicaid coverage for low-income adults, but these expansions were offset by reductions in two other states.
  • The majority of states did not impose additional cost-sharing requirements on beneficiaries.

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