Arizona Medicaid and SCHIP Waivers

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Health Insurance Flexibility and Accountability (HIFA) Waiver - In 2001, Arizona obtained a waiver to use Title XXI funds to expand coverage to two populations: (1) adults over age 18 without dependent children and with adjusted net family income below 100 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL); and (2) individuals with adjusted net family income above 100 percent of the FPL and at or below 200 percent of the FPL who are parents of children enrolled in the Arizona Medicaid or State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) programs, but who themselves are not eligible for either program. In 2007, Arizona requested and received an amendment to increase the eligibility level for pregnant women from 133 percent of the FPL to 150 percent of the FPL.