( KTRS ) Senior citizens, the blind and those with disabilities will be able to save money and still qualify for Medicaid health care under a new law.
Gov. Jay Nixon signed the legislation Thursday.
The current limit is $1,000 in assets for an individual and $2,000 for married couples. When fully implemented in 2021, individuals can keep $5,000 and married couples can save up to $10,000.
The Missouri Department of Social Services estimates about 10,000 more people will qualify for benefits by 2021.