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Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

Mo HealthNet Facts

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

* Replaces the failing Medicaid system to improve health care for low income Missourians

* Delivers on the promise to create an innovative health care system to deliver 21st century health care to Missourians

* Promotes prevention, health and wellness

* Recognizes the importance of personal attention and a personalized health plan

* Gives participants the option to choose their health care home

* Expands health care to working Missourians with disabilities

* Expands care to foster children until they are 21 years of age

* Allows more children to be eligible for health coverage under the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)

* Increases health care coverage for the lower-income working uninsured

* Embraces technology to improve health care safety and quality

* Provides additional tools for furthering the fight against fraud and abuse of taxpayer resources

* Restores dental and eye care benefits to adults whose benefits were cut two years ago

* Let's whistle-blowers get a 10 percent cut for reporting Medicaid provider fraud to the state attorney general's office if their tips lead to successful prosecutions

* Sets up a pilot project in an urban and rural area to offset part of the private health insurance premiums of previously uninsured small business employees