CHIP Program by State


Currently, 7 states including District of Columbia operate CHIP through their Medicaid program; 15 states operate a separate CHIP program; and 28 states use a combination approach.

More than half of the states (27, including D.C.) cover children in families with incomes at or above 250% FPL and 20 states, including D.C., cover children in families with incomes at or above 300% FPL.


STATEProgram NameEligibility1Type
AlabamaALL Kids312%Separate CHIP
AlaskaDenali Kidcare< 203%Medicaid Expansion
ArizonaKidsCare200%Separate CHIP
ArkansasARKids First211%Combination
CaliforniaHealthy Families2317%Combination
ColoradoChild Health Plan Plus (CHP+)260%Separate CHIP
ConnecticutHUSKY (Part B)318%Separate CHIP
DelawareHealthly Children212%Combination
District of ColumbiaDC Healthy Families< 319%Medicaid Expansion
FloridaFlorida KidCare210%Combination
GeorgiaPeachCare for Kids247%Separate CHIP
HawaiiQUEST< 308%Medicaid Expansion
IdahoIdaho Health Plan185%Combination
IllinoisALL Kids313%Combination
IndianaHoosier Healthwise250%Combination
IowaHealthy and Well Kids in Iowa (Hawk-I)302%Combination
KansasHealthwave238%Separate CHIP
KentuckyKCHIP (Kentucky Children’s Health Insurance Program)213%Combination
LouisianaLaCHIP250%Combination
MaineMaineCare208%Combination
MarylandMaryland Children’s Health Program (MCHP)< 317%Medicaid Expansion
MassachusettsMassHealth300%Combination
MichiganMIChild< 212%Combination
MinnesotaMinnesotaCare< 275%Combination
MississippiCHIP209%Separate CHIP
MissouriMO HealthNet for Kids300%Combination
MontanaHealthy Montana Kids261%Combination
NebraskaKids Connection< 213%Combination
NevadaNevada Check Up200%Combination
New HampshireHealthy Kids< 318%Medicaid Expansion
New JerseyNJ Family Care350%Combination
New MexicoNew Mexikids/MexiTeens< 300%Medicaid Expansion
New YorkChild Health Plus (CHPlus)400%Combination
North CarolinaNC Health Choice for Children (NCHC)211%Combination
North Dakota3Healthy Steps170%Combination
OhioHealthy Start< 206%Medicaid Expansion
OklahamaSoonerCare< 205%Combination
OregonHealthy Kids300%Separate CHIP
PennsylvaniaCHIP314%Separate CHIP
Rhode IslandRIte Care< 261%Combination
South CarolinaHealthy Connections Kids< 208%Medicaid Expansion
South DakotaCHIP204%Combination
TennesseeCoverKids250%Combination
TexasCHIP201%Separate CHIP
UtahCHIP200%Separate CHIP
VermontDr. Dynasaur< 312%Separate CHIP
VirginiaFamily Access to Medical Insurance Security (FAMIS)200%Combination
WashingtonApple Health for Kids312%Separate CHIP
West VirginiaCHIP300%Separate CHIP
WisconsinBadgerCare Plus301%Combination
WyomingKidCare CHIP200%Separate CHIP

  1. Eligibility levels reflect MAGI converted income standards that include a five percentage point of the federal poverty level disregard and are subject to change.
  2. There will be no new enrollments of children into the Healthy Families Program. Families with uninsured children are encouraged to apply for coverage for their children through the Medi-Cal.
  3. North Dakota is one of only two (2) states to set eligibility for SCHIP below 200% FPL.