Post-Dispatch: Federal government takes second look at uncompensated care funding

Missouri has declined to expand the state's Medicaid program, meaning Gateway is the only insurance option for those who make too much for Medicaid but not enough to buy private insurance.

Gateway is funded on a year-to-year basis with mostly federal dollars. Its funding has twice been extended for another year. Unless extended again, it will run out of money at the end of this year.

April Medicaid Roadshow: Legislative Inaction on Medicaid Expansion Harms Communities, Local Leaders Speak Out

Legislative inaction on expansion has caused hospitals to close, eliminated jobs and prevented access to affordable, life-saving health care. In mid-April, community leaders statewide hold another round of events urging legislative action on Medicaid expansion. 

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