Stay Informed on Medicaid Reform
A great opportunity awaits the state — Missouri can offset pending cuts to the health care sector, create jobs, strengthen the local and state economies, keep employers’ health care costs under control and improve the health of the workforce. How can all this be accomplished? This will happen if Missouri chooses to expand Medicaid.
Learn What This Means for Missouri
Know the facts on Medicaid reform in Missouri. These studies from MHA offer insights into how the federal Medicaid expansion will affect Missouri residents and their communities.
‘Hidden Health Care Tax’ Costs Missouri Businesses Billions Annually
Without Medicaid reform, the cost of providing care to the state’s uninsured at Missouri’s hospitals could nearly triple to $3.5 billion annually by 2019. These costs will be largely shifted to businesses and individuals who purchase commercial insurance coverage, which constitutes a “hidden health care tax” on health insurance. A new report from the Missouri Hospital Association explains how and why significant increases in the cost to individuals and businesses will occur in the absence of Medicaid reform.
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Medicaid Expansion Creates Jobs
In 2014, more than 24,000 jobs could be created if Missouri participates in the Medicaid expansion plan included in the Affordable Care Act. New research from the University of Missouri found that expansion could add $9.6 billion to the state’s economy in value-added output in 2014 — increasing gross state product by more than one-half percent.
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How Does A $4 Billion Loss Affect Missouri?
Not expanding Medicaid could cost Missouri more than 9,000 jobs, $1.9 billion in reduced capital investment or $1.1 billion in cost shift to the insured. The gloomy forecast is based on cuts included in the Affordable Care Act and Budget Control Act of 2011, which when combined, reduce hospital reimbursement by $4 billion between 2013 and 2019.
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Medicaid Reform Matters For Missourians
In this short video, you can learn how reforming Medicaid could help working Missourians access health care while saving you money on your health insurance premiums.
The Most Important Issue Facing Missouri
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Find Out Who Supports Medicaid Reform
Numerous organizations and agencies throughout Missouri support the expansion of the Medicaid reform. Learn who is supporting this endeavor.
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Send an email from our site to your state senator and representative, telling them why Medicaid reform is important to Missouri.