How Many People Are On Medicaid In The U.S.? Plus 17 Medicaid Enrollment Statistics (2022)

Written By Licensed Agent Sa ElJanuary 19, 2022

Did you know that Medicaid is the largest health insurance program in America, covering more than 80 million people? In this blog post, we'll take a look at how many people are on Medicaid in the U.S., as well as Medicaid enrollment stats by state. So if you're curious about Medicaid, keep reading!

Top Medicaid Statistics:

  • 80 million people are currently Medicaid recipients which is about 25% of the U.S. population.1
  • 10 million Americans signed up for Medicaid in 2021
  • The Medicaid program has added coverage for 15.7 million low-income Americans since 2014. 
  • Medicaid and CHIP provide essential health care coverage to over 36 million children which is about 50% of all kids in America.

Number Of Americans On Medicaid

How Many People Are On Medicaid In The U.S.?


80 million people currently rely on Medicaid which is about 25% of the U.S. population.

How Many Children Are On Medicaid & CHIP In The U.S.?


Medicaid and CHIP provide essential health care coverage to over 36 million children which is about 50% of all kids in America.

Medicaid Enrollment Statistics For 2022

How Many Americans Signed Up For Medicaid In 2021?


10 million Americans signed up for Medicaid in 2021

How Many Low-Income Americans Have Signed Up For Medicaid?


The Medicaid program has added coverage for 15.7 million low-income Americans since 2014. 

Medicaid Enrollment Numbers By State


STATE

NUMBER OF MEDICAID ENROLEES

Alabama

860,818

Alaska

236,720

Arizona

1,929,445

Arkansas

884,495

California

11,569,327

Colorado

1,514,016

Connecticut

943,740

Delaware

257,584

District Of Columbia

251,207

Florida

4,162,462

Georgia

1,910,049

Hawaii

385,175

Idaho

362,474

Illinois

3,021,866

Indiana

1,696,276

Iowa

698,267

Kansas

381,020

Kentucky

1,484,359

Louisiana

1,605,111

Maine

308,897

Maryland

1,373,981

Massachusetts

1,584,072

Michigan

2,673,210

Minnesota

1,221,692

Mississippi

622,005

Missouri

1,031,793

Montana

262,304

Nebraska

292,221

Nevada

750,837

New Hampshire

203,501

New Jersey

1,742,443

New Mexico

798,605

New York

6,271,410

North Carolina

1,788,705

North Dakota

111,752

Ohio

2,850,102

Oklahoma

761,262

Oregon

1,051,793

Pennsylvania

3,204,914

Rhode Island

302,529

South Carolina

1,062,384

South Dakota

111,325

Tennessee

1,494,741

Texas

4,448,217

Utah

376,893

Vermont

174,385

Virginia

1,555,820

Washington

1,898,595

West Virginia

551,496

Wisconsin

1,202,231

Wyoming

63,752

Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Enrollment Statistics


The Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is a low-cost health insurance program for children in families whose income exceeds Medicaid eligibility but not enough to pay for private insurance. CHIP may also help low-income pregnant women in certain states. Requirements vary depending on the state, with incomes ranging from 133 percent to 185 percent of the federal poverty level.

Between 2020 and 2021, nationally, CHIP enrollment increased by 2%. The most significant growth in enrollment was seen in New Hampshire, where CHIP participation rose by over 30% year over year. During that time span, an increase in CHIP enrollment may be attributed to economic conditions and job losses in the state.


CHIP Enrollment By State


STATE

NUMBER OF CHIP ENROLEES

Alabama

180,990

Alaska

12,875

Arizona

128,112

Arkansas

37,195

California

1,296,140

Colorado

65,627

Connecticut

17,848

Delaware

11,400

District Of Columbia

17,244

Florida

159,123

Georgia

264,748

Hawaii

24,447

Idaho

31,079

Illinois

319,060

Indiana

104,446

Iowa

81,732

Kansas

66,692

Kentucky

107,408

Louisiana

146,973

Maine

14,283

Maryland

144,361

Massachusetts

200,473

Michigan

67,779

Minnesota

1,187

Mississippi

82,642

Missouri

41,143

Montana

28,060

Nebraska

35,413

Nevada

43,160

New Hampshire

18,46

New Jersey

241,344

New Mexico

43,709

New York

592,141

North Carolina

299,838

North Dakota

2,344

Ohio

215,515

Oklahoma

134,644

Oregon

152,866

Pennsylvania

157,790

Rhode Island

33,210

South Carolina

104,855

South Dakota

17,392

Tennessee

132,669

Texas

595,253

Utah

41,663

Vermont

4,299

Virginia

165,626

Washington

73,596

West Virginia

32,903

Wisconsin

75,957

Wyoming

4,705

Concluding Thoughts

Taking Action


Medicaid enrollment numbers are skyrocketing! In 2021 there were 80 million Americans on the program. That’s a whopping 25% of our nation’s population.

This number has been steadily rising for years and it doesn't seem like that trend will be stopping anytime soon.

Click here to learn more about our different health insurance plans so you can find an affordable solution for yourself or your loved ones today!

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