Understanding the Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Health Equity in Missouri (Request for Applications)

Understanding the Impact of Medicaid Expansion on Health Equity in Missouri

This request for applications invites organizations to apply for funds to conduct research on whether and how Medicaid expansion improves health equity for Missourians. In August 2020, Missouri became the 38th state to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act. In July 2021, adults earning up to 138%  of the federal poverty level will be eligible to enroll—expanding health care coverage to more than 200,000 Missourians.

As part of the Foundation’s ongoing work to expand access to health insurance coverage and strengthen the health care safety net, MFH seeks to fund one or more research projects that elucidate how Medicaid expansion contributes to greater health equity in Missouri, as well as any design or implementation challenges that inhibit it from doing so. Findings from this research may be used to inform the development of innovations in safety net insurance programs and other interventions to advance equitable health outcomes in Missouri.

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Applications must be received by February 15, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. (Central Time).

If you have questions about the goals or content of this RFA please contact Katherine Fritz, Vice President of Learning and Research, at kfritz@mffh.org

For more information on the online application system, click here.  If there are additional questions, please contact Wendy Rohrbach, Project Coordinator, at wrohrbach@mffh.org or (314) 345-5504.