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What are MC+ health care programs for families?
MC+ programs for families include no cost and low cost health care coverage for children, their parents, and pregnant women. They provide coverage to families that may otherwise not have access to affordable health insurance.
Children may be eligible if they are under age 19,
uninsured for six months or more, and meet family income
guidelines. For example, in 2004, a family of three
could earn up to $3,816 and still be eligible. (Some
families may be required to pay co-payments and/or
premiums depending on income levels.)
MC+ benefits include:
- doctor visits
- hospital stays
- other benefits
Health Insurance is a Family Matter
The high cost of health insurance has left thousands of Missouri families with no health care coverage. One way to protect your family--and your budget--is to check out MC+. MC+ is Missouri's no cost or low cost health insurance program for families. There are MC+ programs for children, their parents, and pregnant women.
Income is used to help decide if family members may qualify for MC+. 1 Income limits vary for each program and MC+ for Kids has the highest limits. For example, children in a family of three may be eligible if gross family income is less than $3,816 per month. 2 Some families may have premiums and/or co-payments. Call the toll free number below for more information.
Health insurance isn't just about getting well. It's about staying healthy. MC+ can help your family because it covers treatment for illness and injury and routine wellness care.
Show your family how much you care. Apply for MC+
today. The application is easy!
Find out about MC+, the health care coverage program
for Missouri families, by visiting
You can also call toll free 1-888-275-5908 or log on to http://www.dss.mo.gov/
1 Income limits change in April of each year.
2 If this family's gross monthly income is more than $1,692 (amount changes based on the child's age), children must be uninsured for 6 months or more (some exceptions apply).
Information provided by the MC+ Statewide Coalition
with support from The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's
Covering Kids and Families Initiative. Approved 7/11/03.
Reviewed by Suzanne McGarvey, M.S., Consumer and Family Economics, College of Human Environmental Sciences, University of Missouri-Columbia
Last update: Thursday, July 24, 2008