Kaiser Family Foundation: Medicaid Financing – Overview of the Federal Medicaid Matching Rate

This policy brief from the Kaiser Family Foundation describes the Federal Medical Assistance Percentage (FMAP), or the federal matching rate for the Medicaid program. The FMAP is generally 50% for the majority of states, but as high as 74% for low-income states such as Mississippi. Many provisions of the Affordable Care Act adjust the FMAP for temporary periods of time while the ACA is initially implemented.

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