This week, the House Appropriations Committee on Health, Mental Health, and Social Services included $3.4M in state funding for Missouri’s Show-Me Healthy Babies program for fiscal year 2016. This program expands the health insurance program for indigent mothers to provide greater access to pre-natal care for their unborn children. By appropriating this state funding, the program draws additional federal funding, resulting in a total appropriation of approximately $13.6M.
Thanks to all our network members who contacted state representatives asking them to support this important program. Your voice made a difference! The next stop is the House Budget Committee. Stay tuned for more.