Health Care

Medicaid coverage gap will affect more than 5 million Americans, including 193,000 in Missouri

22 October 2013

By Robert Joiner, St. Louis Beacon

By Missouri’s refusal to expand its Medicaid program, more than 193,000 adults in the state will find themselves stuck in a coverage gap, come Jan. 1.

These are uninsured adults who make too much money to qualify for Medicaid but too little to be eligible for the government subsidies that discount the price of private health insurance.

Starting on Jan. 1, the Affordable Care Act promised a new standard of Medicaid eligibility for the poor, offering comprehensive health benefits to Americans with incomes of up to 138 percent of poverty or roughly $19,500 for a family of three.

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