CMS Releases Latest Enrollment Figures for Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)


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Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the latest enrollment figures for Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). These programs serve as key connectors to care for more millions of Americans.


As of July 2023, 66,208,231 people are enrolled in Medicare. This is an increase of 144,137 since the last report.

  • 33,957,691 are enrolled in Original Medicare.
  • 32,250,540 are enrolled in Medicare Advantage or other health plans. This includes enrollment in Medicare Advantage plans with and without prescription drug coverage.
  • 51,957,408 are enrolled in Medicare Part D. This includes enrollment in stand-alone prescription drug plans as well as Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage.

Over 12 million individuals are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, so are counted in the enrollment figures for both programs. 

Detailed enrollment data can be viewed here: The data now include counts of Part D enrollees receiving the low income subsidy.

Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

As of July 2023, 91,521,722 people are enrolled in Medicaid and CHIP. This is a decrease of 1,089,128 since the last report. 

  • 84,504,888 are enrolled in Medicaid.
  • 7,016,834 are enrolled in CHIP.

For more information on Medicaid/CHIP enrollment, including enrollment trends, visit

In addition, CMS released its quarterly Medicaid and CHIP Modified Adjusted Gross Income
(MAGI) application processing time report that shows the average number of days elapsed
between the date the state received an initial application and the date a final eligibility
determination was conducted. The data released reflects activities for April – June 2023.
Please review the report to learn more about how states performed.

Every state across the country is currently resuming their regular processes for renewing individuals’ Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage. CMS’ goal is to help people stay connected to the coverage for which they are eligible. Read more about data related to renewals at

See the latest coverage totals across all CMS programs at This information is updated on a monthly basis. Enrollment data for CMS programs are compiled on different timelines owing to the unique nature of each program.