Missouri, like any other state covers for the low income and the most vulnerable people of the state under the Medicaid program.
Missouri covers for the following section of the society in the name of Medicaid which is carried by MO HealthNet agency:
There are certain financial limitations to gain eligibility to the programs. In case you miss the eligibility by small margin, there is an option of spend down by which you gain eligibility.
It means that you have to pay the difference of the amounts on the net family incomes to the government to make yourself eligible for the plan.
This is a mandatory ruling from the federal government to the state of Missouri to pay for the Medicare costs of low income seniors. Under this, the people below a financial level are paid for the copayments, coinsurance and deductibles of the Medicare.
Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries are covered for the part A of the Medicare while the special low income Medicare Beneficiaries are covered for the part B of the Medicare.
Along with this, the Medicare covers for various other aspects of the senior health issues for chronic and not curable issues. There are programs like:
This is for those people who suffer from illness that last long due to disability or some other reason and meet the requirements of the plans. As Medicare does not cover for this sort of service, people have to depend on this to get coverage.
This is a type of care that a patient receives by getting admitted to a nursing facility or some other licensed facility to have treatment for some planned program. Also people with disabilities related to the development are covered provided if they give information on the issues.
Home and community based coverage is for any individuals same as the condition in case of the Facility Based coverage. But only limited number of people are covered for this in a year. There are slots for this type of coverage and the coverage does not exceed a number.
All the people in need of such care are encouraged to undergo treatments in community or else home based environments by special waivers as that will help them in a better lifestyle and cost saving.