There has been a steady increase in state-subsidized children's health coverage since implementation of the Governor's eligibility policy in early 2005 and the legislative directive to cover all kids by 2010.
- Given the current economic climate and the January 01, 2009 expansion of state-subsidized coverage to all children in families with incomes below 300% of the federal poverty level (FPL), this growth is forecasted to continue. Highlighting this anticipated increase, the November 2009 Caseload Forecast Council (CFC) estimates diverge substantially from those put forward in March 2009.
- November 2009 Caseload Forecast Council estimates that caseload will be approximately 789,161 by June 2011, an increase of 113,520 from August 2009.
As of August 2009, over 95,763 more children were receiving state-subsidized health care coverage (DSHS and BHP) since July 2007 when the SB 5093 expansion policy was implemented. Between May 2009 and August 2009, more than 15,000 additional children were receiving state-subsidized health care coverage.
- In 25 months, the State had already reached and more than doubled its target of 38,500 new children covered by June 2009.
- DSHS alone achieved this goal by August 2008, little more than a year after the 2-year target was set (see the graph on the DSHS AHFK Enrollment tab to the left).
- As of August 2009, 671,541 children were enrolled in Apple Health for Kids; this represents 40% of all children in Washington State.
- By June 2011, Apple Health for Kids will be providing health coverage for 785,061 children (46%) in Washington State.