Medicaid policy statement

Thomas Chiu, Mark L. Hudak, Iris Grace Snider, Thomas F. Long, Norman Harbaugh, Mark Helm, Andrew D. Racine, Budd N. Shenkin, Patience Haydock White, Russell Clark Libby, Edward P. Zimmerman, Dan Walter, Robert Hall

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Medicaid insures 39% of the children in the United States. This revision of the 2005 Medicaid Policy Statement of the American Academy of Pediatrics reflects opportunities for changes in state Medicaid programs resulting from the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act as upheld in 2012 by the Supreme Court. Policy recommendations focus on the areas of benefit coverage, financing and payment, eligibility, outreach and enrollment, managed care, and quality improvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e1697-e1706
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2013



  • Benefits
  • Child health insurance program
  • Coverage
  • Eligibility
  • Enrollment
  • Financing
  • Managed care
  • Medicaid
  • Outreach
  • Payment
  • Quality improvement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Chiu, T., Hudak, M. L., Snider, I. G., Long, T. F., Harbaugh, N., Helm, M., ... Hall, R. (2013). Medicaid policy statement. Pediatrics, 131(5), e1697-e1706.