TABLE 6.2 Eligibility Criteria for Programs Providing Health Care Coverage For Children (as of May 1996)

Name of the Program

Year Started

Maximum Incomeª

Age of Eligibility

Florida Healthy Kids

1992

No limit

1-19

Massachusetts' Children's Medical Security Plan

1994

No limit

0-18

New Hampshire's Healthy Kids

1995

No limit

0-20

New York's Child Health Plus

1991

No limit

0-18

Tennessee's Tenn Care

1994

No limit

0-64

Washington's Basic Health Plan

1989

No limit

0-64

Massachusetts' Medical Security Plan (MSP)

1990

400%

0-64

California's Access for Infants and Mothers (AIM)

1992

300%

Pregnant women and children <2

Hawaii QUEST

1994

300%

0-64

Minnesota Care

1992

275%

0-64

Health Access New Jersey

1995

250%

0-64

Rhode Island's Rite Care

1994

250%

0-17

Pennsylvania's Children's Health Insurance Program

1993

235% ages 1-5 185% ages 6-15

1-15

Vermont's Dr. Dynasaur

1989

225%

0-17

New York's Regional Pilot Projects

1989

200%

0-64

Colorado's Child Health Plan

1992

185%

0-12

Michigan's Caring Program for Children

1991

185%

1-18

North Carolina's Caring Program for Children

1987

185%

0-19

Montana's Caring Program for Children

1992

150%

0-19

Iowa's Caring Program for Children

1989

133%

0-18

Kansas' Caring Program for Children

1989

133%

0-18

SOURCE: Gauthier and Schrodel (1997, p. 18).

ª Percent refers to percentage of the federal poverty level



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