Medicaid Expansion Is Beneficial for Children

Medicaid Expansion Is Beneficial for Children
November 7, 2015
Source: Health Forward Foundation

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) expands the Medicaid program to provide health care for millions of uninsured individuals, mainly low-income adults. In June, the Supreme Court ruled that states can choose whether to expand their Medicaid programs. Low-income children, even if they are already eligible for Medicaid, have much to gain if Missouri expands its Medicaid program (MO HealthNet) to cover their parents. Over 100,000 uninsured children are eligible for Medicaid. Many of these eligible children will enroll in Medicaid and stay enrolled if their parents are covered. Getting kids insured makes them healthier. For some, it can change their lives.

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