Swope Health Highlights Medicaid Awareness in April Events

Swope Health is joining in Medicaid Awareness Month with a host of community events that will include access to Medicaid information and opportunities to enroll in Missouri’s expanded Medicaid program.

Healthcare advocates, like Swope Health, recognize Medicaid’s vital importance in the community in helping patients get healthcare services and reduce racial disparities in healthcare. Swope Health provides free assistance to anyone who is interested in applying for Missouri’s expanded Medicaid benefits. Call us at 816-599-5653 or 816-599-5654 to speak with trained Swope Insurance Navigators who can answer questions and assist with signing up.  

Swope Health’s Medicaid team will be in the community in April. Find information about Medicaid expansion at all of our community events, or visit with our navigators at community center enrollment events.

Mark your calendars to join us in April:

  • 9 am – noon, Saturday, April 2: The return of First Saturday Food Giveaway, at Swope Health Central, 3801 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Kansas City, with our partners Total Man and Sen. Barbara Washington and others.
  • 10 am – 2 pm, Saturday, April 2: COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, and home kit giveways, at DeLaSalle Education Center, 3737 Troost Ave., Kansas City.
  • 2:30 -5 pm, Monday, April 4: Medicare expansion enrollment at Operation Breakthrough, 3039 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64109.
  • 4-7 pm, Monday April 4: COVID-19 vaccinations and testing, with mask and home kit giveaways at The Merc Co-op, 501 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan. With El Centro.
  • Noon – 4 pm, Tuesday, April 5: Medicare expansion enrollment at the Kansas City Health Department, 2400 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64108
  • 2:30 -5 pm, Monday, April 11: Medicare expansion enrollment at Operation Breakthrough, 3039 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64109.
  • 2:30 -5 pm, Monday, April 18: Medicare expansion enrollment at Operation Breakthrough, 3039 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64109.
  • Noon – 4 pm, Tuesday, April 19: Medicare expansion enrollment at the Kansas City Health Department, 2400 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64108
  • 9 am, Saturday, April 23: Free food distribution at Swope Health West, 4835 State Ave., Kansas City, Kansas, with Harvesters, El Centro and Livable Neighborhoods.
  • 2:30 -5 pm, Monday, April 25: Medicare expansion enrollment at Operation Breakthrough, 3039 Troost Ave., Kansas City, MO 64109.

“At Swope Health, we want to encourage as many people to enroll as possible,” said Arsenial Runion, Director of Patient Experience. “We believe healthcare is a right, and this program should help more people receive needed care.” Swope Health estimates that nearly 10,000 current patients may be eligible for MO HealthNet (Medicaid) expanded coverage.

With expanded coverage, more people will have access to health care earlier. The MO HealthNet program should also make it easier for patients to get access to medications they need – whether it’s asthma inhalers or insulin or other prescriptions – as well as laboratory work and other tests for preventive care. The program should help patients avoid going to the emergency room by providing access to regular care.

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