Current Status of Medicaid Expansion in State:
State is Studying Options, leaning toward Expansion.
Regular legislative process.
18% of Missourians are enrolled in Medicaid. 99% of all beneficiaries have managed care. The state's Medicaid program covers up to 300% FPL depending on the specific program. MO HealthNet, the state's Medicaid program, is run by the Department of Social Services.
Expansion of Medicaid to 133% FPL would be a 30% increase over current enrollment.
Governor Nixon announced his decision for Missouri to participate in the Expansion, but it is unclear if he will received support for the state's Republican legislature.
· Governor Nixon's focus has been on how Missouri would manage costs and implement the expansion in the best way for the state. Nixon has supported the ACA as good for the economy, the state legislature, however, has been opposed to the expansion. At the end of April, 2013 the governor was hard at working meeting with reluctant state senators and garnering support for the expansion, which is his top priority.
· Missouri has received an 1115 Waiver to expand coverage for uninsured adults residing in St. Louis City and County with family incomes up to 133% FPL who do not currently qualify for the state's Medicaid program.