Skip to main content
Rural Health Information Hub

U.S. Virgin Islands Resources

Testimony: Medicaid and CHIP in the U.S. Territories
Presents the statement of the Executive Director of Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission in a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Health regarding the role Medicaid and CHIP play in securing healthcare access in the U.S Territories. Compares current funding through Medicaid for the Territories with the projected funding if no action is taken.
Author(s): Anne L. Schwartz
Date: 03/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
view details
Medicaid and CHIP in the U.S. Virgin Islands
Summarizes key requirements and design features of Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Features statistics on program costs from fiscal years 2011-2019, with breakdowns by federal spending and U.S. Virgin Islands spending.
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
view details
Medicaid and CHIP in the Territories
Summarizes federal requirements and design features of Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), as operating in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Features statistics including number of enrollees and percentage of the population enrolled, and program costs, with breakdowns by federal or territory spending levels and by location, using data from fiscal year 2019.
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
view details
Health Impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria on St Thomas and St John, US Virgin Islands, 2017–2018
Assesses the impacts of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria on the healthcare infrastructure and record keeping systems of St. Thomas and St. John, Virgin Islands. Discusses interviews and data drawn from emergency department records before, between, and after the hurricanes, including statistics on patient demographics and healthcare service usage by health condition. Describes the significant damage to the Schneider Regional Medical Center (SRMC) hospital, the only emergency hospital on the island, during and after the hurricanes, and the impact of that damage on healthcare services.
Author(s): Muhammad Abdul Baker Chowdhury, Andrew Fiore, Scott Cohen, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 109(12), 1725-1732
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
view details
U.S. Virgin Islands Recovery: Additional Actions Could Strengthen FEMA's Key Disaster Recovery Efforts
Examines the status of federal public assistance programs and grant funding for the U.S. Virgin Islands in response to the hurricanes of September 2017. Includes evaluation and recommendations for further action.
Additional links: Full report
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
view details
Disaster Response: HHS Should Address Deficiencies Highlighted by Recent Hurricanes in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
Examines the federal public health and medical services response in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico following the 2017 hurricanes, Irma and Maria. Identifies shortcomings of the response and provides recommendations to improve future response efforts.
Additional links: Full report
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
view details
Emergency Management: FEMA's Disaster Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Describes the disaster recovery efforts of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands in response to hurricane damage, including damage to hospitals and infrastructure. Discusses grant funding and recovery office establishment, and addresses the challenges in implementing the public assistance program.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
view details
When Will the U.S. Territories Exhaust Federal Medicaid Funding?
Issue brief exploring the projected effects on healthcare expense funding in American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands if all sources of federal funding are allowed to expire in 2019. Features statistics for Medicaid funding and spending in the territories for fiscal year 2018, and sources of federal Medicaid funding and periods during which the funding is available.
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
view details
Medicaid Financing Cliff: Implications for the Health Care Systems in Puerto Rico and USVI
Issue brief providing an overview of the status of healthcare systems and Medicaid programs in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) a year and a half after hurricanes hit the islands in September 2017. Focuses on challenges and includes an analysis of the implications for the islands' Medicaid finances, as most of the temporary disaster relief funding is set to expire in September 2019. Features statistics on the two territories' past and projected Medicaid spending.
Author(s): Robin Rudowitz, Cornelia Hall, Barbara Lyons
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: KFF
view details
Medicaid in the Territories: Program Features, Challenges, and Changes
Issue brief examining key issues and trends in the Medicaid program for Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and American Samoa, using findings drawn from a budget survey and interviews with Medicaid officials. Focuses on Medicaid financing, eligibility and enrollment, benefits, provider access and delivery systems, and the changes from fiscal years 2017 to 2019. Features statistics including Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program enrollment as of July 2016, and Medicaid funding and spending in these territories as of fiscal year 2017.
Author(s): Cornelia Hall, Robin Rudowitz, Kathleen Gifford
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: KFF
view details

Additional resources are available. See a full list of U.S. Virgin Islands Resources.


Last Updated: 9/26/2023