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Missouri - State Insurance and Assistance Programs for Persons with Diabetes

Missouri Health Insurance Pool
Phone 1-800-843-6447 (All but NW Missouri)
Phone 1-800-645-8346 (NW Missouri)

Children's Mercy Family Health Partners is a non-profit organization and the only provider-owned Medicaid managed care organization in Kansas or Missouri. They provide low-cost or no-cost health care coverage through contracts with the State of Missouri MC+program and the State of Kansas HealthWave program.

To get more information about Family Health Partners, call Monday-Thursday between the hours of  7 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Missouri residents call 1-800-347-9363.

Diabetic supplies are covered through a company called Edgepark. You can contact them at 1 (800) 307-5930. Emergency diabetic supplies can be obtained by calling the CMFHP Prior Authorization line at 1-888-691-4872. As of 07/2006 members can no longer receive supplies or equipment at the local pharmacy.

Medicaid for Pregnant Women and Newborns - This is the state's Medicaid program for pregnant women and newborns. This program provides healthcare coverage, including sixty-day postpartum coverage, for pregnant women whose family income does not exceed 185% of the federal poverty level for their household size. Once eligible, the coverage continues through the postpartum period despite subsequent increases in income.

Children born to a woman eligible for and receiving MC+ or Medicaid on the date of the infant's birth continue to be eligible for MC+ coverage throughout the first year of life as long as the child remains in the mother's home and maintains Missouri residence.

MC+ for Kids - This program provides healthcare coverage for children under 19 years of age whose family income falls within certain guidelines.  Some participants may have to pay premiums and/or co-payments, but the total spent will not total more than 5% of the family's annual income. Once this limit is reached there will be no more premiums or co-pays.

Medical Assistance for Families (MAF) - This program provides healthcare coverage for families with income that does not exceed the July 16, 1996 Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) income standards.

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