Show-Me Medicaid Purge

Another reminder that COVID health concern is quickly fading . . . Even if worsening American substance abuse problems endure . . .

Missouri is taking more than a year to determine patient Medicaid eligibility month-by-month. The Social Services Department, which administers the program, began checking eligibility and sending out reenrollment reminders earlier this year.

The state will methodically review patients’ information, using SNAP records and other government data sources to see if their income qualifies them for the health insurance. State officials will then redetermine eligibility by the annual renewal month.

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Missouri begins disenrolling Medicaid patients after three-year freeze

During the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government issued emergency protections that barred states from removing people from the government-funded health insurance program for low-income people and families. That changes this month.