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Medicaid Expansion

The rules have changed. Now, more Missourians can get low-cost or free health insurance through MO HealthNet. This includes many Missourians who have not qualified before.

Even if you didn't qualify before, check again. Your health is worth it.

Who qualifies for Medicaid?

  • Now, more adults can get low-cost or free health insurance through Missouri Medicaid (called MO HealthNet). For example:
    • A single adult making up to $17,774 a year, or a family of four making up to $36,750 a year, may qualify.
    • A single adult making up to $1,481 a month, or a family of four making up to $3,048 a month, may qualify.
    • Some parents who have not qualified before, as well as childless adults, may qualify.

How do I find out if I qualify?

Visit Missouri MO HealthNet to see if you qualify.

How do I apply for assistance?

Apply for assistance at mydss.mo.gov/healthcare or apply by phone at 800.466.3213.

What information do I need to have when I apply?

Please have the following information available when completing the application process:

1. Identification (ID) that includes your name, photo and date of birth
2. Proof of all income (example: wage stubs, Social Security award letter, tax returns)
3. Information on or the insurance cards for the health insurance you or your family already have
4. Proof of residency such as a recent utility bill

When can I start applying?

You can apply immediately.

Medicare

What is Medicare?

Medicare is health insurance for people 65 or older. You’re first eligible to sign up for Medicare three months before you turn 65. You may be eligible to get Medicare earlier if you have a disability, End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) or ALS (also called Lou Gehrig’s disease).

How do I sign up?

Most people get Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance that covers certain doctors" services, outpatient care, medical supplies, and preventative services), when first eligible (usually when turning 65). Answer a few questions to check when and how to sign up based on your personal situation. Learn about Part A and Part B sign up periods and when coverage starts.

Visit medicare.gov/basics/get-started-with-medicare, to get the basics and to apply when you are ready.

How do I get more coverage?

Medicare offers different options for you to get health care coverage. Learn about your options, find out when you can join a plan (or get supplemental coverage), and compare plans in your area.

Learn about your coverage options.