A few changes are coming soon for Medicaid patients in Missouri after another veto was overturned, this one concerning health.
Senate Bill 608 might not have been one of the hot topics during this year’s veto session, but certainly is one that is important to Medicaid patients who now will be charged a co-pay for certain emergency room visits, and also if they miss a doctor’s appointment.
“We’re trying to cut down on the over-usage of the emergency room,” said Senator David Sater, the sponsor of the bill.
He says too many people are using the emergency room for conditions such as a cold or allergies.
“We’re talking about taxpayer dollars that are paying this bill,” Senator Sater said.
Patients will have the choice of going to an urgent care clinic or have a co-pay at the emergency room of $8.
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