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Percent of Children Receiving Medicaid/SCHIP

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Overview

During the 2007 legislative session, the State of Missouri changed its Medicaid program to MO HealthNet. This new program made needed changes by expanding medical insurance to children aging out of foster care from 18 to age 21 and improving the affordability tests required of low-income families to prove eligibility for their children receiving the Missouri State Children's Health Insurance Program, MC+. MC+ fills the insurance coverage gap for children from working families whose employers do not provide medical insurance and whose incomes are too high for Medicaid eligibility, but too low to afford private health insurance. In order to maintain coverage, families are expected to pay premiums each month based on family size and income. While health coverage under MO HealthNet is restored to some 7,000 low-income children, the program does very little to provide medical coverage to the thousands of working poor parents of the state. In order to qualify, a parent would have to earn no more than $292 a month. Research continually demonstrates that when parents have access to health services, their children are more likely to receive routine medical care and be healthier.

Percent of Children Receiving Medicaid/SCHIP

The Top 10 results for 2009 (ranked by Year)

Zip CodeYearPop Under 18% SCHIPChildren Receiving SCHIP
631032009476112.6536
631402009159107.5171
631062009395991.23610
631332009233586.62023
631152009648278.35075
631132009428174.43186
631202009410471.82947
631342009394169.42737
631072009465467.83155
6313620091499066.69977

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DATA NOTES
Calculation: (Number of TANF recipients under age 18/Total estimated 2006 population under age 18) x 100.
Calculations made by Vision for Children at Risk.
† Denotes ZIP codes with a child population less than 300.
* Data Not Available.

ZIP codes with a child population of less than 300. Calculations for ZIP codes with low populations are especially subject to an otherwise acceptable margin of error in the population estimate. Please interpret data accordingly and refer to source data and raw data numbers when necessary.