Welcome to, your one-stop-shop for Federal policy and program information about Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program and the Basic Health Program.

These critical health coverage programs serve millions of families, children, pregnant women, adults without children and also seniors and people living with disabilities. In addition to covering services like doctor's visits, prescription drugs, and preventive care, Medicaid helps seniors and people with disabilities receive long term services and supports in their communities as well as in nursing homes. Together, these programs provide an important foundation for maintaining the health of our nation.

Our team at the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) is passionate about the people we serve, and we are committed to working in close partnership with states, as well as providers, families and other stakeholders to support effective, innovative, and high quality health coverage programs. I invite you to browse our website for federal policy guidance information and data regarding state Medicaid and CHIP programs. We are also continuing to add new features, many of which focuses on delivery system reform. For information about applying for Medicaid and health coverage through the Marketplace, please visit or your state's Medicaid program website.

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