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Relevant Population Characteristics for Uninsured Children

Relevant Population Characteristics

Eligibility for Medicaid and CHIP is based largely on family income, as a percentage of the federal poverty level. However, other factors are involved in determination of program eligibility, such as disability (Medicaid), or recent private plan coverage (CHIP). Children born outside the U.S. who have not lived in the U.S. for at least five years are not eligible for Medicaid or CHIP, regardless of their family's income.

Related Relevant Population Characteristics Indicators:

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