Legislators Approve Show-Me Healthy Babies Program

The MCC joined many other pro-life groups in encouraging passage of the Show-Me Healthy Babies proposal, which passed as an amendment to SB 716, an ominous public health bill.

The Show-Me Healthy Babies Program, which is to be administered by the Department of Social Services, offers a separate children’s health insurance program for low-income unborn child. For an unborn child to be eligible, the mother must not be eligible for Medicaid or have access to affordable employer-subsidized health insurance that includes coverage for unborn children. The unborn child must be in a family with income eligibility of no more than 300% of the federal poverty level or the equivalent modified adjusted gross income unless the income eligibility is set lower by the General Assembly through appropriations.

Special thanks goes to Representative Jeff Grisamore (R-Lee’s Summit), sponsor of the original bill, and Sam Lee of Campaign Life who coordinated the efforts to pass the legislation.

 

Posted: May 16, 2014

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