Medicaid spending is something that fluctuates fairly substantially from state to state. Medicaid income limits, too, vary by state, which can make it hard to know if you qualify depending on where you live. Here, we’ll breakdown Medicaid spending by state and Medicaid income limits by state.

Medicaid Limits by State

Many states actually have Medicaid income limits that are the same. Each Medicaid income limit depends on the size of your household. For example, in Alabama, if you have a household size of eight people, to be eligible for Medicaid, you must have an annual household income — before taxes — that is below $62,018. In other states, such as Hawaii for example, with a household of eight, you must have a maximum income of less than $71,342.

Some states have their own variations of Medicaid. For example, in Maine, its program is called MaineCare, and is a hybrid federal/state program. In Massachusetts, Medicaid is referred to as MassHealth. In Missouri, the state has a program called MO HealthNet that is akin to Medicaid — it even has the same Medicaid income limits of most other states; recently, in October 2021, Missouri residents voted for Medicaid expansion enrollment in their state.

The state with the highest Medicaid income limit is Alaska, where households of eight people must have a maximum income of less than $77,526. Alaska Medicaid income limits also include the highest limit for households of one person, $22,597.

Read on to find out all the Medicaid income limits by state. At the end of this list, you’ll also find average Medicaid spending by state in billions of dollars.

Alabama Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Alaska Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $22,597
  • Household size: 2 – $30,444
  • Household size: 3 – $38,291
  • Household size: 4 – $46,138
  • Household size: 5 – $53,985
  • Household size: 6 – $61,832
  • Household size: 7 – $69,679
  • Household size: 8 – $77,526

Arizona Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Arkansas Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

California Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Colorado Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Connecticut Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Delaware Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

District of Columbia Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Florida Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Georgia Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $33,568
  • Household size: 2 – $45,226
  • Household size: 3 – $56,885
  • Household size: 4 – $68,543
  • Household size: 5 – $80,201
  • Household size: 6 – $91,860
  • Household size: 7 – $103,518
  • Household size: 8 – $115,177

Hawaii Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $20,787
  • Household size: 2 – $28,010
  • Household size: 3 – $35,232
  • Household size: 4 – $42,454
  • Household size: 5 – $49,676
  • Household size: 6 – $56,898
  • Household size: 7 – $64,120
  • Household size: 8 – $71,342

Idaho Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Illinois Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,755
  • Household size: 2 – $25,268
  • Household size: 3 – $31,782
  • Household size: 4 – $38,295
  • Household size: 5 – $44,809
  • Household size: 6 – $51,323
  • Household size: 7 – $57,836
  • Household size: 8 – $64,350

Indiana Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $16,971
  • Household size: 2 – $22,930
  • Household size: 3 – $28,888
  • Household size: 4 – $34,846
  • Household size: 5 – $40,805
  • Household size: 6 – $46,763
  • Household size: 7 – $52,722
  • Household size: 8 – $58,680

Iowa Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Kansas Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Kentucky Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Louisiana Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Maine Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Maryland Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Massachusetts Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Michigan Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Minnesota Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Mississippi Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Missouri Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Montana Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $13,590
  • Household size: 2 – $18,310
  • Household size: 3 – $23,030
  • Household size: 4 – $27,750
  • Household size: 5 – $32,470
  • Household size: 6 – $37,190
  • Household size: 7 – $41,910
  • Household size: 8 – $46,630

Nebraska Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Nevada Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

New Hampshire Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

New Jersey Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

New Mexico Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

New York Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

North Carolina Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

North Dakota Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Ohio Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Oklahoma Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Oregon Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Pennsylvania Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Rhode Island Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

South Carolina Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $13,590
  • Household size: 2 – $18,310
  • Household size: 3 – $23,030
  • Household size: 4 – $27,750
  • Household size: 5 – $32,470
  • Household size: 6 – $37,190
  • Household size: 7 – $41,910
  • Household size: 8 – $46,630

South Dakota Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Tennessee Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Texas Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $26,909
  • Household size: 2 – $36,254
  • Household size: 3 – $45,600
  • Household size: 4 – $54,945
  • Household size: 5 – $64,291
  • Household size: 6 – $73,637
  • Household size: 7 – $82,982
  • Household size: 8 – $92,328

Utah Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Vermont Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Virginia Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Washington Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

West Virginia Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Wisconsin Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Wyoming Medicaid income limits

  • Household size: 1 – $18,075
  • Household size: 2 – $24,353
  • Household size: 3 – $30,630
  • Household size: 4 – $36,908
  • Household size: 5 – $43,186
  • Household size: 6 – $49,463
  • Household size: 7 – $55,741
  • Household size: 8 – $62,018

Medicaid Spending by State

Medicaid spending by state varies from year to year, with the most recent data coming from 2020. Perhaps not surprisingly, the state with the highest Medicaid spending is California, with $97.8 billion in Medicaid expenditures annually. Check out the table below of all 50 states and their respective Medicaid expenditures:



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