District of Columbia Medicaid and SCHIP Waivers

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Section 1115 Waiver –  In 2002, The District of Columbia received approval from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement a Medicaid Section 1115 demonstration for District residents between the ages of 50 and 64, with incomes at or below 50 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL). This demonstration uses the same benefit package as the District’s current Medicaid managed care program delivery system. The waiver was approved for a five-year period, with an annual enrollment cap of 1,358 individuals.