This brief from the Urban Institute “assesses Medicaid/Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) participation rates and the number of uninsured children who are eligible for Medicaid or CHIP using the most recent data available from the American Community Survey. Nationally since 2008, Medicaid/CHIP participation rates have risen by 5.5 percentage points among children, increasing to 87.2 percent in 2011; in that year, 19 states and the District of Columbia had participation rates at or above 90 percent and four states had rates below 80 percent.”

Virginia is just above the national rate at 88.1%.  Twenty-six states exceeded this rate as of 2011, with Vermont achieving the highest participation rates at 96.7%. 

Click here to view the report summary from the Urban Institute.

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