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Report finds Missouri declining in children's health coverage
Missouri is among states experiencing a serious erosion in children's health coverage, according to a new report. The findings, released by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, indicated there were 12,000 more uninsured Missouri kids in 2018 than in 2016, a 17% increase. Traci Gleason, vice president for internal affairs at the Missouri Budget Project, contended it's a troubling trend, especially during times of economic growth. 'We've seen a lot of kids fall off Medicaid and CHIP seemingly related to a new renewal process,' she said. 'There's also been some increased red tape, both at the state and federal level,