For poor families, dropped Medicaid coverage in Missouri burdens lives full of trauma

In the last two years, Missouri has led the nation in this avoidable problem, seeing the number of children covered by Medicaid drop more than 16%, according to the latest numbers from the state.

Column (Missouri)

Tony Messenger
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 16, 2019

Tags: Medicaid

Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM)


Every day, people like Wortham end up calling organizations like the nonprofit Legal Services for Eastern Missouri to ask for help. And as the attorneys and advocates did for Wortham, they find out that the children still qualify for Medicaid coverage, and get them re-signed up, navigating the bureaucracy that is failing so many Missourians.

(Full disclosure: I am a client of the nonprofit, which is helping me get a friend of my family on Medicaid).