Medicaid recipients notified of cuts
Jefferson City, MO. – About 65,000 low-income parents are getting letters saying their Medicaid health-care coverage is about to be eliminated.
The letters come from the state Department of Social Services.
They were the first notices to go out as a result of a new budget that eventually is expected to cut more than 90,000 people off Medicaid. The department says more letters will be going out next week.
The cuts to low-income parents kick in July 1.
Medicaid cuts affecting the elderly and disabled take effect August 28th along with the elimination of dental care and certain other benefits for most adults.