SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Experts estimate a half a million children will fall through the cracks of the new healthcare law. They're saying a "glitch" will leave that many nationwide uninsured.
Let's first look at the numbers: 800,000 Missourians are uninsured. About half of them have a low enough income to qualify for insurance subsidies on Oct. 1; 300,000 of them will be eligible for Medicaid if Missouri opts to expand the program. So that takes care of the Missourians falling through the cracks now but this glitch will likely hit those who can already afford insurance -- just barely.
The only thing 2-year-old Grayson hates more than the doctor is haircuts. But while mom Alisha Ackerman is willing to skip on a snip or two, there's no room for compromise when it come's to her baby's health. So, when the kitchen chair got the best of Grayson's pinky toe, she took him straight to the walk-in clinic.
"I believe it's $100 to go to the ER, versus $30 at the walk-in clinic and I think it's $50 for urgent care."