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Source: diversitydatakids.org calculations of U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey Public Use Micro Data Series Data (2015, 1-year estimates). See diversitydatakids.org Data-For-Equity Policy Brief for additional description and analysis of this indicator.
Difference in the number of children ages 6 through 18 (inclusive) of the specific racial/ethnic group who are federally eligible for Medicaid under two possible income thresholds (100% and 138% of the Federal Poverty Level).
NA=Not applicable. S=Suppressed (Did not meet diversitydatakids.org reporting standards). Children aged 6-19 include all children ages 6 through 18, inclusive. For purposes of this indicator, “federally eligible” children are children with family income at or below an assumed federal minimum threshold for Medicaid eligibility. The indicator is calculated by subtracting the number of children federally eligible at a threshold of 100% FPL from the number of children federally eligible at a threshold of 138% FPL. Many states have state-specific Medicaid eligibility thresholds that are at or above federal minimum thresholds (See State Medicaid and CHIP Eligibility Levels). Hispanics may be of any race. Racial groups (except for "Two or More Races") refer to people who are of specified race "alone." Children in the “Other Race” category are excluded from this analysis due to small sample sizes at the state level. Data used for calculating estimates are drawn from surveys and are therefore subject to sampling variability; indicator values should be compared with caution. For 95% confidence intervals click here.