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Medicaid in Missouri

 

MBP Resources

SB 28 Would Jeopardize State Finances, Health Services

Senate Bill 28 requires Missouri to apply for a Medicaid “global waiver” from the federal government, and would change the financing structure for the state’s Medicaid program, from a federal/state matching program to a federal block grant, or capitated amount. It would pose the serious risk that Missouri would need to:

  • Significantly increase general revenue funding just to maintain the existing Medicaid program,
  • Cut MO HealthNet services significantly, or
  • Reduce other programs in the general revenue budget.

 

Medicaid in Missouri: 2017 Chartbook

The Missouri Budget Project’s “Medicaid in Missouri: 2017 Chartbook” illustrates the basics of Medicaid in our state, including who is covered, how it is financed, and how the health care services impact Missourians.

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Legislative Updates

MO Senate Committee Hears Bill to Dramatically Alter Medicaid (January 13, 2017)

 

Other Resources

Preliminary Analysis of Senate Bill 28 (Committee Substitute), Updated 2-4-17

Joel Ferber, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri

SB 28 (Committee Substitute): Block Grants Hurt Missouri & Medicaid

Sidney Watson, St. Louis University School of Law, Center for Health Law Studies

Medicaid Block Grants- A Bad Idea for Missouri

Sidney Watson, St. Louis University School of Law, Center for Health Law Studies

Medicaid Block Grants, Per Capita Caps, and Missouri: Early Observations

Joel Ferber and Geoff Oliver, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, (January 16, 2017)

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