Medicaid Enrollment by State

Medicaid is a program run by the federal and state governments to assist those with limited income with healthcare costs and can be used in conjunction with Medicare. The number of Medicaid enrollees has grown from about 74 million in 2017 to almost 90 million in 2021. Most recently, the Affordable Care Act greatly expanded Medicaid eligibility. 

In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Social Security Amendments of 1965 which, among other things, established Medicaid. While Medicaid has been amended since its creation, it was greatly expanded by the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”); while the ACA has been controversial, it was constitutionally upheld by the Supreme Court in 2012 in National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius

There is currently no single Medicaid system, but rather 50 different programs run by the individual states. Those state programs operate by either contracting private insurance companies to provide coverage or by directly paying providers. And while the different Medicaid programs have differences, states must comply with regulations by the federal government in order to receive federal funding for their Medicaid programs.

Learn for yourself how Medicaid enrollment changes by state by browsing the data in the charts.

Medicaid Enrollment by State

Alabama - Medicaid Enrollment

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1,215,453

#25 in the US

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18%

#50 in the US

Alaska - Medicaid Enrollment

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239,925

#46 in the US

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138%

#3 in the US

Arizona - Medicaid Enrollment

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2,236,948

#11 in the US

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138%

#4 in the US

Arkansas - Medicaid Enrollment

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975,640

#29 in the US

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138%

#5 in the US

California - Medicaid Enrollment

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13,812,733

#1 in the US

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138%

#6 in the US

Colorado - Medicaid Enrollment

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1,529,934

#19 in the US

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138%

#7 in the US

Connecticut - Medicaid Enrollment

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1,119,287

#27 in the US

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160%

#2 in the US

Delaware - Medicaid Enrollment

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259,042

#45 in the US

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138%

#8 in the US

District of Columbia - Medicaid Enrollment

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270,662

#44 in the US

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221%

#1 in the US

Florida - Medicaid Enrollment

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4,885,774

#4 in the US

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31%

#47 in the US

Georgia - Medicaid Enrollment

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2,379,859

#10 in the US

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35%

#46 in the US

Hawaii - Medicaid Enrollment

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425,360

#37 in the US

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138%

#9 in the US

Idaho - Medicaid Enrollment

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422,530

#38 in the US

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138%

#10 in the US

Illinois - Medicaid Enrollment

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3,134,754

#7 in the US

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138%

#11 in the US

Indiana - Medicaid Enrollment

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1,827,297

#16 in the US

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138%

#12 in the US

Iowa - Medicaid Enrollment

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725,581

#34 in the US

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138%

#13 in the US

Kansas - Medicaid Enrollment

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421,782

#39 in the US

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38%

#45 in the US

Kentucky - Medicaid Enrollment

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1,467,416

#21 in the US

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138%

#14 in the US

Louisiana - Medicaid Enrollment

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1,907,829

#14 in the US

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138%

#15 in the US

Maine - Medicaid Enrollment

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353,763

#40 in the US

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138%

#16 in the US

Maryland - Medicaid Enrollment

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1,470,371

#20 in the US

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138%

#17 in the US

Massachusetts - Medicaid Enrollment

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1,973,925

#13 in the US

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138%

#18 in the US

Michigan - Medicaid Enrollment

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2,861,917

#8 in the US

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138%

#19 in the US

Minnesota - Medicaid Enrollment

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1,259,989

#24 in the US

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138%

#20 in the US

Mississippi - Medicaid Enrollment

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785,517

#32 in the US

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25%

#48 in the US

Missouri - Medicaid Enrollment

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1,093,396

#28 in the US

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21%

#49 in the US

Montana - Medicaid Enrollment

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280,707

#43 in the US

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138%

#21 in the US

Nebraska - Medicaid Enrollment

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341,569

#41 in the US

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138%

#22 in the US

Nevada - Medicaid Enrollment

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775,463

#33 in the US

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138%

#23 in the US

New Hampshire - Medicaid Enrollment

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222,842

#47 in the US

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138%

#24 in the US

New Jersey - Medicaid Enrollment

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1,903,233

#15 in the US

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138%

#25 in the US

New Mexico - Medicaid Enrollment

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946,613

#30 in the US

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138%

#26 in the US

New York - Medicaid Enrollment

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7,174,591

#2 in the US

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138%

#27 in the US

North Carolina - Medicaid Enrollment

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2,567,190

#9 in the US

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41%

#43 in the US

North Dakota - Medicaid Enrollment

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107,903

#50 in the US

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138%

#28 in the US

Ohio - Medicaid Enrollment

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3,303,833

#6 in the US

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138%

#29 in the US

Oklahoma - Medicaid Enrollment

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939,117

#31 in the US

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41%

#44 in the US

Oregon - Medicaid Enrollment

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1,188,935

#26 in the US

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138%

#30 in the US

Pennsylvania - Medicaid Enrollment

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3,358,770

#5 in the US

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138%

#31 in the US

Rhode Island - Medicaid Enrollment

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285,651

#42 in the US

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138%

#32 in the US

South Carolina - Medicaid Enrollment

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1,444,733

#22 in the US

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67%

#40 in the US

South Dakota - Medicaid Enrollment

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123,627

#49 in the US

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48%

#42 in the US

Tennessee - Medicaid Enrollment

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1,740,256

#17 in the US

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93%

#39 in the US

Texas - Medicaid Enrollment

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5,331,864

#3 in the US

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17%

#51 in the US

Utah - Medicaid Enrollment

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445,714

#36 in the US

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138%

#33 in the US

Vermont - Medicaid Enrollment

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193,604

#48 in the US

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138%

#34 in the US

Virginia - Medicaid Enrollment

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1,721,459

#18 in the US

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138%

#35 in the US

Washington - Medicaid Enrollment

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2,024,227

#12 in the US

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138%

#36 in the US

West Virginia - Medicaid Enrollment

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613,518

#35 in the US

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138%

#37 in the US

Wisconsin - Medicaid Enrollment

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1,440,621

#23 in the US

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100%

#38 in the US

Wyoming - Medicaid Enrollment

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74,376

#51 in the US

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52%

#41 in the US

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#52 in the US

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