TABLE 1

Number and Proportion of US Children Ever Enrolled in Medicaid During 2011–2012 and 2015–2016

201120122011–2012 Average201520162015–2016 AverageChange: 2011–2012 to 2015–2016
No. children ever enrolled in Medicaid (50 states and DC) during the federal fiscal year according to MACPACa35 645 10036 305 24235 975 17136 813 53337 080 52136 947 027971 856 (+2.7%)
US child population (ages 0–18)b78 318 50378 066 62278 192 56377 828 75977 861 58877 845 174−347 389 (−0.4%)
Estimated proportion of US children ever enrolled45.5%46.5%46.0%47.3%47.6%47.5%1.5 ppts (+3.3%)