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The policy decisions made in Jefferson City and Washington, D.C., affect the health care delivered in your community.  Missouri Health Matters offers both original research and links to the best outside sources to help shape the conversation about health care in your community and statewide.


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  • HIDI HealthStats: Hospital Super-Utilizers and the Importance of Transitions of Care in Missouri

    The disproportionate concentration of health care consumption and expenditures among a small portion of the population is a well-documented facet of the health system in the U.S. The top 1 percent of the population consistently consumes more than one-fifth of health care resources, the top 5 percent account for half of all spending and half […]

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  • Understanding Medicaid Eligibility

    Currently, Missouri parents must make less than 19% of the federal poverty level (FPL), or about $3,027 a year to qualify for Medicaid in Missouri. Medicaid reform would extend eligibility to adults who earn less than 138% FPL, or about $15,856 a year. The graphics below explain Missouri Medicaid eligibility. 

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  • Sign Our Petition

    Missouri lawmakers have the opportunity to reform the Medicaid program this year and find Missouri solutions to reduce waste, fraud, and abuse in Medicaid, promote personal responsibility and ensure quality of care while providing access to coverage for hardworking Missourians. Let your voice be heard – Sign our petition to encourage lawmakers to take action […]

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  • Town Hall

    Tues. Feb. 24th Telephone Town Hall Join Missouri Health Matters for a telephone town hall on Tuesday, February 24th, at 6:30PM CT. We will give updates on the progress of Missouri Medicaid Reform, and participants will have an opportunity to ask questions of the expert panel. Register for the event here. If you have any […]

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  • Closing Missouri’s Coverage Gap

    What is Missouri’s coverage gap? Who falls into the coverage gap? Below, Missouri Health Care for All and the Missouri Medicaid Coalition provide information on the coverage gap and share stories about Missourians who fall into the gap. Approximately 300,000 of our friends, neighbors and family members would benefit from Medicaid reform– making Missouri’s neighborhoods, […]

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  • Senate Bill 419: Healthcare Transformation Block Grant

    Senate Bill 419 is an innovative proposal from Senator Ryan Silvey, R-Kansas City, to reform the Medicaid program in keeping with conservative principles to find Missouri solutions to reduce waste, fraud, and abuse in Medicaid, promote personal responsibility and ensure quality of care while providing access to coverage for hardworking Missourians. The plan directs state officials […]

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  • Medicaid Reform Matters for Women’s Heart Health

    In Missouri, 77,535 uninsured women were diagnosed with or have significant risk factors for heart disease in 2013.  February is American Heart Month and February 6 is National Wear Red Day. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women causing 1 in 3 deaths each year. That’s one […]

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  • Let’s Talk About Medicaid

    Nearly 500 organizations sent a letter to the Missouri General Assembly encouraging a discussion about Medicaid reform and expansion in 2015. The organizations, which include the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, hospitals, and veterans’ organizations, represent over 1 million Missourians.  If you are or know of an organization that would like to sign on to support […]

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  • Videos

    Contact your Missouri lawmakers and let them know Medicaid reform matters to you.   Medicaid Reform Matters to Missouri Women Medicaid Reform Matters to Rural Missouri Medicaid Reform Matters to Missouri Veterans Medicaid Reform Can Improve the Lives of Missourians with Behavioral Health Issues Jim Hoerchler, Manager of Social Work Forensics and House Issues at Barnes […]

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  • Medicaid Reform Matters to Missouri Women

    Kay McGraw, Emergency Department Director at Bothwell Regional Health Center in Sedalia, Mo., discusses how Medicaid reform would benefit Missourians, especially women.      Health insurance coverage plays a critical role in the health status of women. Having coverage expands affordability and access to health care services. Women with health insurance coverage utilize critical preventive care such as […]

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