Thursday, March 02, 2006

Some Missouri Medicaid Cuts to be Restored

See this article, which begins:

The House gave first-round approval Wednesday to legislation restoring a slimmed-down version of a state health-care program for workers with disabilities.

The program was eliminated as part of last year’s Medicaid cuts.

The restarted Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities program would serve more than 3,100 people at a first-year cost of $16.3 million in state and federal funds. That’s far shy of the $250 million program that served about 17,000 people before being eliminated.

The new program would need to be renewed after three years and would only provide benefits if the legislature appropriated money for it.


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