Effective January 1, 2014, Medicaid will be expanded to include individuals between the ages of 19 up to 65 (parents, and adults without dependent children) with incomes up to 138% FPL based on modified adjusted gross income. To get a very broad overview of Medicaid Expansion 2014 under the Affordable Care Act, watch the video to the right.

How does the Affordable Care Act affect eligibility for Medicaid?

  • Creates a new Medicaid group - Newly Eligible Individuals age 19 up to 65 who:
    • Have income below 138% FPL
    • Meet citizenship requirements
    • Are not incarcerated
    • Are not entitled to Medicare
  • Changes to income and deductions for existing Medicaid groups:
    • Children
    • Pregnant Women
    • Families (Parents/Caretaker Relatives)
  • Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) methodology used for income calculation is the IRS
    • Countable income
    • Income deductions
  • Additional methods for determining income and deductions
    • Household composition - mirrors federal income tax filing rules
    • No asset/resource limits
    • 12 month certification periods
  • Simplified application and renewal process for:
  • The following groups will not have any changes in eligibility for Medicaid:
    • Aged, Blind or Disabled individuals
    • Foster Care children
    • SSI cash recipients


Check out the Medicaid Expansion 2014 sidebar navigation located on the upper left to get to the additional project web content.

Regional community-based help with Apple Health

Medical assistance specialists are being placed in locations all across the state to aid the public in getting signed up for Apple Health. See the list of specialists ready to help. The list will be updated as more are added.


See the Medicaid Expansion Video Library

Good for Washington

At a rally on the Capitol Building steps, Governor Inslee talks about the importance of Medicaid expansion to Washington residents.