Children and Families
Percent of Children Enrolled in MC+/Medicaid
Definition: The average monthly percentage of children under 18 who have applied for and have been certified eligible for participation in the Medicaid program, either through MC+ managed care or through traditional fee-for-service providers.
Rationale: This statistic meets most selection criteria and correlates with other benchmarks and at-risk factors for child/family well-being, poverty and prevention services.
Data Source: Missouri Department of Social Services http://www.dss.mo.gov; United States Department of Commerce http://www.commerce.gov, Bureau of the Census www.census.gov,
Missouri Office of Administration http://www.oa.mo.gov,
Division of Budget and Planning www.oa.mo.gov/bp/.