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Medicaid cuts impact hospitals, health centers

Lawmakers passed Governor Blunt's plan this year to change eligibility for Medicaid.

By Maria Hickey, KWMU

St. Louis, MO –

Nearly 100,000 Missourians will lose their Medicaid coverage over the next year. Many of them will end up added to the ranks of the state's more than 600,000 uninsured.

But the Medicaid cuts are not only affecting those who are losing their state-provided insurance. The cuts will also impact the health network that provides care to the uninsured.

And as Maria Hickey reports, some health care officials say health costs could go up as a result.

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