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Missouri Governor has accepted the Medicaid Expansion provision of the Affordable Care Act, but yet is still battling republican legislature to finalized the Expansion. The State will not be moving forward with the Medicaid Expansion Profision

On November 29, 2012 Gov. Jay Nixon  At a press conference laid out why he wanted to enact Medicaid Expansion in Missouri. The Governor cites the estimated 300,000 plus Missouri residents who would benefit from the Medicaid Expansion in the state of Missouri and healthcare cost to currently support the unisured. He also touted the fiscal benefits to the state of Missouri and tax paying residents from the federal government covering 100% of the Medicaid expansion cost for the first three years of the program and 90-95% for the subsequent years.

On December 11, 2012 the St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote an article on the results of a poll conducted by the St. Louis Foundation for Health, where 52 % of the poll participants provided favorable responses to the idea of Medicaid Expansion in Missouri, while 18% did not favor Medicaid Expansion in Missouri.

On January 16 2013 large group of individuals gather to address more than 100 people at Kirkwood Baptist church. This is part of a statewide campaign to push the republican general assembly in Missouri to accept the Medicaid expansion provision of the Affordable Care Act. Many of the speakers expressed personal experiences as well as some of the challenges with the current Medicaid eligibility rules in Missouri. One speaker stated that a family of three individuals earning less than $4,000 a year would not qualify for Medicaid based on the current state eligibility standards.

A law professor from St. Louis University also spoke to the crowd explaining the state of Missouri stands to potentially save $348 Million dollars due to Medicaid Expansion and the Affordable Care Act. If the State of Missouri expands Medicaid the majority of the states uninsured would be part of the new Medicaid Expansion and since the federal government would cover the cost at 100%, The state would not be responsible for paying the hospital fees for those individuals whom were previously uninsured.

Governor Jay Nixon will included the Medicaid Expansion plan in his propose budget, in addition to campaigning throughout the state of Missouri for Medicaid Expansion, even though republicans in the general assembly have expressed their opposition to the Medicaid Expansion. Some republican legislative leaders in Missouri have touted many reasons for opposing Medicaid expansion including fiscal, and philosophical reasons. However as it appears currently the majority of Missourians , and Governor Jay Nixon are pushing for Medicaid Expansion on all fronts

In Missouri; there are 402,000 uninsured adults who will be eligible for the Medicaid Expansion program. When the state expanded its Medicaid program, and starts the Medicaid Expansion initiative. 351,000 individuals will be eligible for Medicaid Expansion. 51,000 are currently eligible Medicaid under the states program but are not enrolled.

How many adults in Missouri will become part of the Medicaid Expansion program?

When Missouri establishes the Medicaid Expansion program, there will be a range of 308,000 to 438,000 adults who will be eligible and may participate in the Medicaid Expansion program by 2019.

How much will it cost Missouri to partake in the Medicaid Expansion program?

It is estimated that Missouri will spend in the range of $431 Million to  $773 Million to cover the additional adults that are part of the Medicaid Expansion program during the first six years of the expansion. The federal government will cover 100% of the cost of the additional enrollees, thus causing the state of Missouri to spend just 1.7% to 3.1% more than what Missouri would spend without Medicaid Expansion within that same time frame.

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Leave a replyComments (9)
  1. Pamela Manuel Gauldin February 9, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Missouri needs this piece of legislature to keep our hospitals open and functioning.

  2. Pamela Manuel Gauldin February 9, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Missouri needs this piece of legislature to keep our hospitals open and functioning.

  3. Ajay Jain March 31, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Hello Friends,

    Governor Rick Perry millions of under-privileged poor Texans who do not have any Health Coverage will be covered under The Affordable Care ACT (ACA) expansion of MEDICAID!

    My Physician wife's practice is partly dependent on MEDICAID and its viability. Please allow the expansion of MEDICAID to occur in Texas under The Affordable Care ACT.

    Believe it or not IT IS A FACT: If states choose to expand Medicaid, the federal government will cover 100 percent of the costs from 2014 to 2016. The feds' contribution will begin to decrease in 2017, but will never be less than 90 percent, under the ACA.

    That's why I created a petition to Governor Rick Perry, Texas Governor, The Texas State House, The Texas State Senate, and Governor Rick Perry, which says:

    "Please ACCEPT the FREE EXPANSION of MEDICAID under The Affordable Care ACT."

    Will you sign this petition? Click here:


    Ajay Jain
    Twitter Handle ajain31.
    Mobile: 214-207-9781

  4. Robert Mull July 2, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    I and many others in Missouri are against this crap. IF the demoRats really wanted to fix health care they would have started by allowing buying across state lines then they could have had all 50 (or if your obama 57) states work on what would be best for your state. Not this one size fits all crap.

    DO NOT FALL FOR IT it will bankrupt America and they know it.

  5. Tina Croy Likes September 17, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    I and many more residents are all for the medicaid expansion. My husband & I both work n neither of our jobs offer health ins. When we get sick we suffer. Not to mention all the other health issues I have & can't afford to have tests done. We are a family oof 4 with a annual income of 25xxx. Please Missouri make this happen.

  6. John Kearney September 26, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Hospitals, believe it or not, are privately owned or publicly traded businesses. Why give them tax dollars when that money can just as easily be given back to me?

  7. Robert Crawford March 27, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    John Kearney Not here we have our own comunity owned not for profit hospital. and uninsured sick people are endangering it.

  8. Robert Crawford March 27, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    I have mix fealings. If you live in rural missouri and make less that 40k you should move to a state that expanded and the republican party will die in Missouri.

  9. Julie Jones September 27, 2015 at 4:26 am

    It didn't bankrupt America sir. It is YOUR crap that we refuse to believe.


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