Assessing the impact of using modified adjusted gross income to determine eligibility for state medical assistance in 2014

The Foundation's program, State Health Access Reform Evaluation (SHARE), was designed to support research and evaluation of state health reform initiatives and develop an evidence base for future state and federal reform initiatives.This project will explore the implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act's requirement that states use modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) to determine eligibility for Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and coverage subsidies. The MAGI provision will significantly change the standards that states have historically used to determine eligibility. By convening a meeting of state policy experts and conducting quantitative analysis, the project team will be able to assess how MAGI will alter who is eligible or ineligible, relative to the definitions currently being used by state Medicaid programs and CHIP. The project will help inform the implementation decisions that states will be making in the coming years. The deliverables will be a small-group workshop, two issue briefs and a technical report.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $100,000.00

Awarded on: 9/21/2010

Time frame: 10/15/2010 - 4/30/2012

Grant Number: 68232


Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

600 Alexander Park
P.O. Box 2393
Princeton, 08543-2393


Cheryl A. Camillo
Project Director


John L. Czajka
Project Director