As we slouch toward a single-payer system . . . Right now we take a look at a quick passage and the numbers related to this recent decision . . . Check-it . . .
Under the terms of the Medicaid expansion initiative, adults aged 19 to 64 are eligible if their household incomes are 138% of the federal poverty guideline or less.
That is $17,774 a year for a single person, equal to working about 33 hours a week at the state minimum wage of $10.30 per hour. For a household of four, the limit is $36,570, the income of one person working full time at $17.58 an hour or two people working a combined 68 hours a week at minimum wage.
Prior to Thursday’s ruling, no adult without children was eligible for Medicaid in Missouri unless they have a qualifying condition such as a disability.
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Missouri must expand Medicaid to 275,000 eligible people who were expecting coverage under a constitutional amendment that took effect July 1, the Missouri Supreme Court ruled Thursday. In an unanimous opinion, the court overturned a trial court ruling that the amendment, passed in August 2020, was unconstitutional because it may increase the state's cost for the Medicaid program.