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Eligible Missourians Can Now Apply for Medicaid

Starting November 1, eligible Missourians can apply for Medicaid health benefits by applying online, or by phone at (855) 373-9994.

Adults under the age of 65 with household incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty level are eligible for Missouri Medicaid. In 2022, this amounts to about $18,754 for an individual or $38,295 for a family of four. Unsure if you’re eligible? Use the Medicaid Eligibility Calculator to find out. 

Open enrollment goes from November 1, 2022 to January 15, 2023. You can enroll in Medicaid outside of this time frame if you experience a qualifying life event such as moving, getting married, losing health coverage, having a baby, or getting a new job.

Pregnant women and children are eligible for Medicaid or CHIP at higher income levels. In addition, low-income residents who are blind or have disabilities are also eligible but must meet strict asset limits to qualify. Please visit the MO HealthNet website for more eligibility information. 

Apply

Need assistance applying? Check out these resources: 

  • Samuel Rogers Health Centers accepts appointments for application and enrollment assistance. Call 816-889-4797 or request an appointment online.
  • KC Care Health Center has a questionnaire you can fill out online to determine if you qualify. If you do, a health insurance navigator will reach out to you with assistance.
  • University Health’s financial counseling center can help you determine eligibility. Call 816-404-3040.

To learn more about the expansion of Medicaid in Missouri, check out our policy report.

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