Why is getting an accurate count of statewide residents important? Because the allocation of billions in federal funding depends on the number of residents in a state to determine its Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP).
Most FMAP funding goes into health care, including vital insurance program for kids like CHIP and Medicaid.
A one percent undercount of Pennsylvanians could cost the state more than $220 million annually over the next 10 years. An accurate count will ensure that Pennsylvania’s children have the resources they need for better healthcare.
Learn more at countallkids.org.