A few quick notes for the upcoming month and Medicaid Expansion.
Missouri residents will be voting on adding Medicaid Expansion as a state plan amendment to the Missouri Constitution on August 4, 2020. The state plan amendment part is critical as that precludes administrative burden maximizing requirements such as work search and frequent redeterminations of eligibility.
The results of another referendum to expand Medicaid will be felt on August 1st. Nebraska voted to expand Medicaid in November 2018. The state government slow-rolled implementation so the first day of coverage won’t be until October 1, 2020. However enrollment can start August 1, 2020.
If you live in Missouri, make sure that you can vote safely. If you live in Nebraska, help organize and mobilize folks to find the coverage that they need.