As Missouri Trims Its Medicaid Rolls, Families Say They've Been Kicked Off Unfairly

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As Missouri Trims Its Medicaid Rolls, Families Say They’ve Been Kicked Off Unfairly

In recent months, eligible families across the state say they’ve been arriving at doctors’ appointments to learn their children have been unwittingly dropped from the program and are unable to receive the required medical care.

Health care providers, advocates for children and parents raised an alarm when Missouri’s Medicaid enrollment began to decrease steadily last year. Between May 2018 and May 2019, the number of enrollees in Missouri dropped nearly 11%. By comparison, national enrollment decreased a little more than 2% in that same time period. 

Read more from St. Louis Public Radio.