Medicaid is Missouri’s single largest government-run program, and its costs have grown substantially over the past decade. Without reform, the program will continue to consume more and more of the state’s budget, which means less money will be available for other public policy priorities such as education.

Despite growing concern about Medicaid in Missouri, the issues plaguing the program are not widely understood. This report explains how Missouri’s program works and what has driven costs to where they are today.

Additionally, the report charts a path for Medicaid reform that would rein in the program’s seemingly endless growth. Through free-market reforms, Missouri’s program could empower recipients of Medicaid services and improve health outcomes, all while preserving the state’s financial future.

Click the link below to read the entire report.


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Elias Tsapelas
Senior Analyst

Elias Tsapelas earned his Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Missouri in 2016. His research interests include economic development, health policy, and budget-related issues.