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Missouri Medicaid managed care enrollment was up by 10.3% to 641,350 in May 2020 compared to year-end 2019, after a 10.1% decrease in 2019 and a 9.6% decrease in 2018.
U.S. News/The Associated Press reported on June 12, 2020, that the Missouri Chamber of Commerce announced its support for a Medicaid expansion ballot measure covering adults up to 138 percent of poverty. Missouri Chamber chief executive Daniel Mehan cited a study that Medicaid expansion would create thousands of jobs annually. Read More
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on June 8, 2020, that the Missouri Western District Court of Appeals affirmed a lower-court ruling allowing the state’s Medicaid expansion ballot measure to proceed. The court found that Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green was correct in dismissing a lawsuit challenging the ballot measure over concerns about funding. Appeals Judge Mark Pfeiffer said the issue of funding cannot be addressed until after voters decide on the measure on the August 4 ballot. Medicaid expansion would cover more than 230,000 individuals. Read More
KY3/The Associated Press reported on June 2, 2020, that Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green dismissed two lawsuits against a Missouri Medicaid expansion ballot measure, ruling that the measure does not require lawmakers to set aside state revenue for expansion. Advocacy groups United for Missouri and Americans for Prosperity-Missouri filed the lawsuits hoping to remove the measure, which will appear on the August ballot. Both groups say they will appeal. Read More
Missouri had 29,498 SNP members as of March 2020.
Average medical loss ratio among three Missouri Medicaid plans was 94.2% in 2019. Per member per month premiums averaged $281.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on May 26, 2020, that Missouri Governor Mike Parson decided to move a ballot measure on Medicaid expansion from the November general election to the state’s August primary. Medicaid expansion advocates, such as Democratic gubernatorial candidate Nicole Galloway, oppose such a move because primaries typically have lower voter turnout. Medicaid expansion would cover more than 230,000 individuals. Read More
The Kansas City Star reported on May 25, 2020, that Missouri lawmakers have vowed to revisit proposed Medicaid reimbursement cuts totaling $140 million that would disproportionately impact children’s hospitals in the state. The state’s legislative session ended before lawmakers could vote on the proposal, which would have cut add-on payments the state makes to hospitals for serving certain out-of-state patients. Read More
Missouri Medicaid managed care enrollment was up by 4.2% to 606,094 in April 2020 compared to year-end 2019, after a 10.1% decrease in 2019 and a 9.6% decrease in 2018.