Medicaid Expansion Enrollment and Eligibility Update: Health Status of Expected New Expansion Enrollees

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Washington University in St. Louis, Center for Health Economics & Policy and Saint Louis University Center for Health Law Studies | April 2021

Missouri is implementing an expansion of the Medicaid program to include all adults age 19-64 earning up to 138% of the federal poverty line FPL ($30,305 for a family of three), starting July 1, 2021. It is expected that approximately 274,000 adults will enroll in Medicaid expansion within the first year, according to an estimate from Governor Parson.

This Fact Sheet describes the health status and current healthcare access of expected new enrollees.