Missouri's Declining Medicaid Caseload Stands Out In National Report

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Virginia Young, working in collaboration with Kaiser Health News, reports: "Missouri is seeing a bigger decline in its Medicaid rolls than nearly any other state, a ranking that the administration of Gov. Jay Nixon attributes to an improving economy and critics blame on application snafus. A new federal report compares Medicaid enrollment in March to the average for the three-month period of July through September 2013. Missouri’s caseload declined 3.9 percent, a drop second only to Wyoming, which declined by 5.6 percent. The Missouri Department of Social Services, which oversees Medicaid, attributed the decline to more people finding jobs" (Young, 6/2). Read the story.

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