Research Category: Policy


Executive Summary: Medicaid Expansion in Missouri – Economic Implications for Missouri and Interviews Reflecting Arkansas, Indiana, and Ohio Experiences

February 18, 2020

An executive summary of Health Management Associates' study providing a targeted analysis of the economic impact of an ACA Medicaid Expansion in Missouri, with an emphasis on the effects on the state budget.


Medicaid Expansion in Missouri – Economic Implications for Missouri and Interviews Reflecting Arkansas, Indiana, and Ohio Experiences

This study provides a targeted analysis of the economic impact of an ACA Medicaid Expansion in Missouri, with an emphasis on the effects on the state budget. As Missouri considers the costs and benefits of adopting the ACA Medicaid Expansion, state officials and private sector leaders should consider the experience...


2019 Missouri County Health Rankings Report

March 19, 2019

Ranking the health of nearly every county in the nation, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) illustrates what we know when it comes to what is keeping people healthy or making them sick and shows what we can do to create healthier places to live, learn, work and play. CHR&R...


2019 Kansas County Health Rankings Report

Ranking the health of nearly every county in the nation, County Health Rankings & Roadmaps (CHR&R) illustrates what we know when it comes to what is keeping people healthy or making them sick and shows what we can do to create healthier places to live, learn, work and play. CHR&R...


Cost Containment Initiatives Report

February 5, 2018

Between 2009 and 2015, the Health Forward Foundation provided about $3 million to fund five triple aim initiatives. The report analyzes the outcomes of the initiatives to help guide Medicaid and health system discussions in both Kansas and Missouri.


Sustaining School-Based Health Services in Missouri

November 15, 2017

To date, the Health Forward Foundation (Health Forward) has provided nearly $7 million in grants for school-based health services, particularly mental health services. Schools are an ideal setting for health service provision, as the context allows participation by parents, students, and teachers together. Private philanthropy can’t sustain these services in...


Kansas Medicaid: Experiences of adults with serious mental illness

August 19, 2017

This project surveyed Kansas Medicaid (KanCare) enrollees with serious mental illness (SMI) about their experiences with the KanCare program. In particular, the project sought to assess participants’ overall satisfaction with KanCare, their access to services, and their unmet needs. The authors surveyed a total of 189 KanCare enrollees using services...


Exploring Medicaid Block Grant Financing

June 5, 2017

This report explores the differences in coverage of the current Medicaid program, block grant, and per capita cap.


Kansas Medicaid: Evaluating Program Satisfaction, Access to Care, and Unmet Needs of Adults with Serious Mental Illness

May 31, 2017

This project surveyed Kansas Medicaid (KanCare) enrollees with serious mental illness (SMI) about their experiences with the KanCare program. In particular, the project sought to assess participants’ overall satisfaction with KanCare, their access to services, and their unmet needs. The authors surveyed a total of 189 KanCare enrollees using services...


A pathway to a reformed and expanded MO HealthNet system

May 30, 2017

This document offers a pathway to a competitive, accountable, and simplified MO HealthNet (Missouri’s Medicaid program). Health Forward developed the pathway by getting feedback about Medicaid reform and expansion from Missourians who are directly involved in MO HealthNet: • Stakeholders (health providers and advocates for MO HealthNet such as physicians,...

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