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


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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