Prevention – Medicaid Coverage of Tobacco Dependence Treatment
Only one measure per topic is displayed in the summary table. A complete set of measures, where they exist, can be found in the report.
green - headed in the right direction
red - headed in the wrong direction
black - stable or non-significant change (NSC)
blue - Healthy People 2020 target
Medicaid coverage of tobacco dependence treatments 1990–2010
Number of states that report providing coverage under Medicaid for any evidence-based tobacco dependence treatment (pharmacotherapy or counseling), either to their entire Medicaid population or to pregnant women only.
Recent summary trend*
Most recent estimate
In 2010, all 51 Medicaid programs provided coverage for at least one tobacco-dependence treatment for at least some segment of their Medicaid eligible population. Data from 2009 revealed that only 8 Medicaid programs offered coverage of all medications and some form of counseling for all Medicaid enrollees. Twelve Medicaid programs added or expanded coverage between 2007 and 2009.
Healthy People 2020 target
There is no Healthy People 2020 target for Medicaid coverage of tobacco dependence treatments.