Community Services

Medicaid Expansion

MO HealthNet is Missouri’s Medicaid program. Medicaid covers basic medical and dental services and a variety of other services as well. People who are uninsured and cannot pay for healthcare may be eligible. At Jordan Valley, you can meet one-on-one with a Care Coordinator to determine your Medicaid eligibility and fill out the application.

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How Does Medicaid Expansion Affect Me?

More people are now eligible for Medicaid. You may be one of them. In August 2020, Missouri voters approved Medicaid expansion.

Coverage will include adults up to age 64 with income levels less than 138% of the poverty level. Expansion goes into affect on July 1, 2021.

231,000 adults
estimated to enroll with expansion

Washington University in Saint Louis, February 2019

2021 Federal Poverty Levels

What are the income limits for Medicaid? Are you eligible? Use these estimates to find out.

# of People in Household 138% of the Poverty Level
(Yearly Income)
1 $17,774
2 $24,040
3 $30,305
4 $36,570
5 $42,835
6 $49,100
7 $55,366
8 $61,631

How to Apply for Medicaid

You can apply for Medicaid online two ways. You can apply through the Missouri Department of Social Services or the Health Insurance Marketplace. Jordan Valley can walk you through the application process.

Medicaid FAQs

MO HealthNet covers medical exams, inpatient hospital care, lab services, x-rays, prescriptions, vision exams, eye glasses, family planning services, substance treatment services and much more.

Children under MO HealthNet can receive speech therapy, occupational therapy, vaccinations, counseling and regular checkups.

Children and most adults can receive dental exams, cleanings, fillings and extractions. Those who are blind, pregnant or live in a nursing home can receive additional dental benefits.

For a full list of coverage, visit the Department of Social Services.

Medicaid does not cover over-the-counter medications, missed appointments, cosmetic procedures or dental services for adults over 21.

For a details about coverage, visit:

Medicaid provides coverage for low-income families, children, pregnant women, seniors and people with disabilities. More individuals and families will be able to get coverage with Medicaid expansion. Talk to Jordan Valley to see if you are eligible.

You do not have to reapply each year, but you do have to renew. You will get a short form in the mail from Missouri’s Family Service Division. Complete and return the form to maintain your coverage.

There are several items that count toward your income.

  • Wages
  • Social Security benefits
  • Veteran’s benefits
  • Pension
  • Alimony
  • IRA Distributions

Our team at Jordan Valley helps you determine your household income to see if you are eligible.

You will receive a letter in the mail telling you if you are approved for MO HealthNet. If you applied online, you may also log in to the myDSS Portal to check your status. You can also call Missouri’s Family Service Division at (855) 373-4636 for questions about your application.

If you worked with one of our Care Coordinators to apply, we will contact you by phone, if you are approved, to explain what your plan covers.  

When Missouri’s Medicaid office gets your application, you will be sent a letter. The letter includes information on when your coverage will start. You can also check for this information online on the myDSS.mo.gov website.