Gateway to Better Health Waiver

Approved on July 28, 2010, the "Gateway to Better Health" Demonstration Project aims to preserve access to ambulatory care for low-income, uninsured individuals in St. Louis City and County. The Demonstration project transitioned to a coverage model on July 1, 2012.

This Demonstration Project and the funding mechanisms that preceded it have been critical to maintaining and improving access to health care for uninsured individuals in St. Louis City and County since the closure of the city's last remaining public hospital in 1997. The program is designed to provide primary, urgent, and specialty care coverage to uninsured adults (not eligible through the Medicaid State Plan) in St. Louis City and County, aged 19-64, who are below 133% of the FPL, through a coverage model known as Gateway to Better Health Blue.

Additionally, individuals otherwise meeting the same requirements but with income up to 200% of the FPL may be enrolled into Gateway to Better Health Silver coverage, which includes urgent and specialty care services but excludes the primary care benefit.

Waiver Documents