ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Roughly 240 thousand more Missouri Medicaid recipients are being switched to a system under which private companies oversee patient care.

The system called Managed Care is being expanded statewide Monday. About 500,000 Missourians in 54 counties already had health care under the model. Lawmakers voted in 2015 to extend managed care to save money.

The switch has met pushback from legislators who say it was pushed through too quickly.

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