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MEDICAID EXPANSION

When you are sick or injured, you should be focused on getting better, not how you will pay for health care. When you have health insurance through MO HealthNet, you can get the care you need without worrying about going into debt. Health care doesn’t have to be a last resort with MO HealthNet.

WHAT BENEFITS ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU?

Inpatient hospital services if you need to stay overnight at a hospital

 

Outpatient services such as routine doctor visits, mental health services, and lab tests

 

Medicines prescribed by your doctor

 

Family care such as care by nurse-midwives and family planning services and supplies

 

Screening, prevention, and treatment for children, such as vaccines and check-ups

 

Nursing facility care, home care, and medical equipment such as wheelchairs and hearing aids

 

Dentistry care, which may not be covered under your existing insurance

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WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR
MO HEALTHNET?

More than 274,000 nondisabled adults ages 19 to 64 with income at or below 138% of the federal poverty level are eligible for coverage under MO HealthNet’s expanded Medicaid program. Individuals do not have to be uninsured to qualify for Medicaid expansion coverage. 

 

Medicaid is secondary to any other health care coverage an individual has, so you may be eligible for additional benefits under MO HealthNet that may not be covered under your existing insurance.