Medicaid and Pennie Increase, CHIP Declines in Pennsylvania

Enrollment statewide for Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program has increased by 300,076 people since February 2020 for a total enrollment of 3,131,639 people in Nov. 2020. This represents a 10.6 percent increase. Enrollment in the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) peaked in May 2020 and has steadily decreased as children enrolled in Medical Assistance has increased. With enrollment in 2021 Pennie coverage increasing by 1.8 percent over 2020, more consumers are gaining the security of health insurance through state programs, including programs administered by the Department of Human Services.