An article by the Missouri Independent published this week highlights the extended wait times that Missouri residents are facing to get approved for health insurance through Medicaid expansion. According to the state’s latest figures, almost 73,000 Missourians had Medicaid applications pending as of January, and the time that residents are waiting for approval is increasing.
“That month, the average time it took to process applications increased to 99 days — more than double the 45 days allowed under federal law.”
RHC CEO Angela Brown and two members of the RHC’s Patient Advisory Board are featured in the article expressing the growing challenges of enrolling in Medicaid.
To read more about the impact of Medicaid wait times on Missouri residents, visit the Missouri Independent website or click the link below.