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Medicaid in Missouri

A Portrait of Missouri’s Essential Workforce

Each day, essential workers provide healthcare, put food on our tables, deliver essential supplies, or provide the transportation, childcare, and other services necessary to keep us all safe and healthy during the pandemic. Yet too many workers in these industries do not have the
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Medicaid Work Reporting Requirements: A State Budget Buster

Proposals to amend the State Constitution to require some parents and other non-elderly adults to meet work reporting requirements in order to be eligible for Medicaid could cost Missouri more than $215 million a year in state general revenue to implement. Evidence from other
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Medicaid Expansion: A Good Deal for the State Budget

While counterintuitive, Medicaid expansion would result in more than $100 million in state general revenue savings and new revenue for the state of Missouri. This net increase in the general revenue budget would make funds available that could be used for other priorities,
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17% Increase in Uninsured Missouri Kids

Kids who have health coverage do better in school and have better health, educational, and economic outcomes as adults. Unfortunately, a new report from the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families shows that an estimated 83,000 Missouri children were uninsured in
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12-Month Continuous Eligibility for Medicaid Can Improve Child Health Outcomes and Reduce State Costs

Missouri has experienced one of the steepest drops in Medicaid enrollment in the country. Although Medicaid is critical to the health of low-wage families and children, many Missouri families have lost their coverage in recent months, despite still being eligible. By allowing
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Missouri Can Address State Medicaid Enrollment Challenges Through Administrative Changes

Missouri has experienced one of the steepest drops in Medicaid enrollment in the nation. While a small share of the decline in enrollment may be attributable to economic factors, the bulk of the decline in Missouri’s enrollment appears directly correlated with new renewal
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Missouri’s Medicaid Enrollment Decline: Causes, Barriers, & Solutions

Missouri is currently experiencing one of the largest and most concerning drops in Medicaid enrollment in the nation. While a small share of the decline in enrollment may be attributable to economic factors, the bulk of the decline in Missouri’s enrollment appears to be directly
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Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program in MO: 2019 Chartbook

Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) play an important role in Missouri’s health care coverage. Learn more about who qualifies for Medicaid coverage, how it is financed, and how Medicaid impacts Missourians’ health in the 2019 Chartbook.
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MO HealthNet/CHIP Eligibility & Enrollment Fact Sheet

MOHealthNet, Missouri’s Medicaid program, provides health coverage to low-income seniors, people with disabilities, children, pregnant women and very low-income parents. The Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) allows children in families with incomes above Medicaid limits,
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Senate Committee Hears Bill to Dramatically Alter Medicaid

The Senate Committee on Seniors, Families and Children heard testimony on a bill that would allow dramatic changes to the way Missouri operates its Medicaid program. Sometimes referred to as the Global Waiver bill or the Block Grant bill, Senate Bill 28 (Sater) would: Authorize
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