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Strengthening Medicaid is Vital to Missouri’s Coronavirus Response

Now more than ever, it is critical that Missourians can access the health care they need without worrying whether they can afford it.

Strengthening Medicaid is the fastest and most sensible way to provide comprehensive coverage to Missourians who need it and has the added benefit of stabilizing Missouri’s state budget to prevent cuts to other essential services – such as education, child welfare, or senior services – during this time of need.

This paper summarizes what policies have already been put in place, and actions both federal and state policymakers could take to further strengthen Medicaid during this health and economic crisis.

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