Medicaid for all… children? Pennsylvania’s Sen. Bob Casey wants to make that a reality

Every child born in America would be automatically enrolled in Medicaid, the publicly funded health program for low-income families, under a new bill introduced in the U.S. Senate.

Children are currently eligible for Medicaid if their family’s income is within 133% of the federal poverty rate, or about $39,900 a year for a family of four in 2023. Families that earn too much to qualify for Medicaid can get low-cost coverage for their children through the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP).

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