Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Fewer Children on Medicaid in Pennsylvania

Nearly 8 percent of children on Medical Assistance statewide have lost benefits since August, half of them in December* alone.

Philadelphia accounts for 24 percent of Pennsylvania's total enrollment -- but 29 percent of the reduction.

PENNSYLVANIA





One-month change


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  • Since August, 88,000 children have lost benefits in Pa.
  • Enrollment

    Individuals

    Percent

    August

    1,161,135



    September

    1,143,169

    -17,966

    -1.5%

    October

    1,130,300

    -12,869

    -1.1%

    November

    1,117,728

    -12,572

    -1.1%

    December

    1,073,064

    -44,664

    -4%

    Change since August:

    -88,071

    -7.6%

    PHILADELPHIA





    One-month change


    Enrollment

    Individuals

    Percent

    August

    273,484



    September

    270,648

    -2,836

    -1%

    October

    264,341

    -6,307

    -2.3%

    November

    261,850

    -2,491

    -0.9%

    December

    247,968

    -13,882

    -5.3%

    Change since August:

    -25,516

    -9.3%

    * Through Jan. 12



    SOURCE: Pa. Department of  Public Welfare

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