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Indiana Dependent Coverage

In May 2007, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels (R) signed into law House Bill 1678 that requires commercial health insurers and health maintenance organizations to cover dependents up until the age of

Idaho Dependent Coverage

In March 2007, Idaho Governor C.L.

Delaware Dependent Coverage

Signed by the Governor in 2006, the state passed legislation (HB 446) that requires commercial health insura


To understand the strategies that states undertake to expand coverage and initiate broader health reform, it is importa

[1]This overview provides a general description of state coverage levels under their Medicaid and SCHIP programs, including coverage through waivers, as of  December 2008.   Eligibility information was gathered from state web sites, data from state reports, and verified through contacts with CMS and state officials during the fall of 2008. This does not reflect the specific eligibility categories or requirements. This is not intended to be a substitute for eligibility information provided by each state. Individuals interested in applying for these programs should contact the state directly for specific eligibility requirements.
[2]Medicaid eligibility based on children’s family income levels is listed by age group. For states with additional SCHIP eligibility for higher income levels, SCHIP income level eligibility information is presented separately.
[3]Urban Institute and Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured estimates based on the Census Bureau’s March 2007 and 2008 Current Population Survey.
[4]Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends. 2006 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Insurance Component.

Dependent Coverage

Young adults, ages 19-26 (in some states, an individual may be considered a young adult up to age 29) are one the largest and fastest growing groups of the uninsured. In 2007, 10.3 million young adults were uninsured. The majority of the uninsured young adults earn less than 200 percent FPL (69 percent).

[1]Holahan, John and Kenney, Genevieve. “Health Insurance Coverage of Young Adults: Issues and Broader Considerations,” The Urban Institute, 2008.

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