Medicaid Expansion Enrollment Update: February 2022

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by Ethan Bradley, BA; Abigail R. Barker, PhD; Leah Kemper, MPH; and Timothy D. McBride, PhD | February 2022

The Medicaid program in Missouri began enrolling newly eligible beneficiaries on October 1, 2021.  At the end of February 2022, 70,909 people were enrolled in the new adult expansion group of Missouri Medicaid.  Medicaid enrollment has grown in every county in Missouri during this time as the newly eligible Medicaid beneficiaries are enrolling into one of three Medicaid managed care plans.  Enrollment into the Medicaid expansion group has been slower than originally predicted; however, many that would be included in the expansion are likely already enrolled in Medicaid due to the current Public Health Emergency.