Medicaid: Publicly Funded Health Insurance - Case Study & Questions

  • Due No due date
  • Points 11
  • Questions 11
  • Time Limit None
  • Allowed Attempts Unlimited


Case Study

This learning case is not graded and is meant to increase your knowledge and understanding of some of the issues that patients and physicians encounter with Medicaid. You must complete the case to get credit for the module.

Case Presentation:

Ms. J is a 24 year old woman who is working on a management training track in retail.  She is sexually active and wants to obtain contraception. Her Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) is $16,000 a year.  All states now use MAGI (the adjusted gross income with a modifier applied) to calculate eligibility.

  • As of 2018 the poverty guidelines (used to determine program eligibility, less accurately sometimes referred to as the “federal poverty level” or FPL) for a single person in the 48 contiguous states is $12,140. In Alaska it is $15,180 and in Hawaii it is $13,960.
  • The poverty guideline for a family of 4 is $25,100 and $31,380 for Alaska.

Please choose a state in the WWAMI region, and answer the following questions using these links to assist you. Note: the answer key will show you the answers for all of the different states. This is not a scored quiz.


Benefit Information by state

Eligibility Information

Information to answer different questions is found by clicking on the title headings on the left side (children's medicaid and CHIP eligibility, medicaid/CHIP eligibility)

Family Planning Information



Abortion Information

Information about Working Families and Medicaid