This week, the House Committee on Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities heard a bill that would establish the “Show Me Healthy Babies” program. House Bill 1065, sponsored by Rep. Jeff Grisamore (R- Lee’s Summit), would provide insurance coverage to unborn children whose mothers earn too much to qualify for Medicaid. The bill would provide insurance coverage for the babies of mothers earning up to 300% of the poverty level, and is expected to cover 1,844 unborn children whose mothers would otherwise not receive medical care through the MO Healthnet program.
The Missouri Catholic Conference, Campaign Life Missouri, Missouri Right to Life, and other pro-life advocates testified in support of the bill.
Posted: January 17, 2014