You Made A Difference on Show-Me Healthy Babies!

This week the director of the Missouri Department of Social Services (DSS), Brian Kinkaid, told the House Budget Committee that the department would finally implement the Show-Me Healthy Babies program, which was signed into law last year but has, until now, not been implemented by the Nixon administration. The program is designed to expand prenatal care to more poor women and their unborn children.

The announcement came after hundreds of you contacted Governor Nixon and urged him to stop delaying implementation of the program. According to Kinkaid, DSS will submit a state plan amendment to the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services that will authorize the state to move forward with the Show-Me Healthy Babies program.

This step forward in providing more prenatal care would not have taken place without your tremendous response to the MCC action alert. Thank you!!

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