Gov. Nixon discusses how Medicaid reform will expand access to mental health services and reduce costs to state budget
• Strengthening and reforming Medicaid will yield savings of nearly $100 million in Fiscal Year 2015 budget
COLUMBIA – Gov. Jay Nixon visited Burrell Behavioral Health Center in Columbia today to discuss how bringing Missourians’ tax dollars home to strengthen and reform Medicaid will expand access to mental health services while reducing the costs of the program to the state budget. The net positive impact to the budget in Fiscal Year 2015 is projected to be $94.2 million. The net positive impact to the budget in Fiscal Year 2016 is projected to be $185.9 million.