Missouri Moves Legislation to Expand Medicaid Managed Care Statewide

A bill that would expand the Medicaid Managed Care program has begun its journey through the legislative process. Senate Bill 518, filed by Senator David Sater (R-Cassville), was voted out of the Senate Committee on Seniors, Families, and Pensions. Specifically, this bill would extend the current MO HealthNet program statewide by January 1, 2015. The program would be extended to all eligible groups enrolled in a managed care plan as of January 1, 2015.