Medicaid Expansion

Senate Leaders, Nixon Discuss Legislative Priorities as Lawmakers Return to WorkMissouri lawmakers have never really seen eye to eye with Gov. Jay Nixon, and the beginning of the 2015 legislative session is no different.
Metropolitan Congregations United Promises Action in St. LouisMetropolitan Congregations United, in the wake of Ferguson, promises action on issues it says St. Louis has been talking about for years—issues important to the people of North County.
Financial Impact of Affordable Care Act Hits Uninsured PatientsBarnes Jewish Hospital has started charging co-pays to uninsured patients, no matter how poor.
Capitol Perspectives: A Mixed Legislative Record for Missouri's GovernorMuch of the attention of this legislative session has focused on Gov. Jay Nixon's failed efforts for Medicaid expansion, but there's another side to the story.
Nixon Urges Legislature to Accept Medicaid ExpansionWith only a couple of days left in the legislative session, Gov. Jay Nixon is holding out hope for one of his most critical issues.
Missouri Budget Restores Medicaid Benefits Hundreds of thousands of lower-income adults could regain Medicaid benefits cut a decade ago under a Missouri budget plan passed Friday that also boosts spending for public education.
Missouri Budget Would Restore Medicaid BenefitsMissouri lawmakers are poised to give final approval to a state budget that could restore Medicaid benefits that were cut a decade ago.
23 Arrested Following Medicaid Expansion Protest Rev. John Bennett, one of the individuals issued an active arrest warrant, said he called the protest a "rally for dignity", and a mission to save the lives of hundreds of Missourians.
Medicaid Protesters Interrupt Mo. Senate DebateSupporters of expanding Missouri's Medicaid program briefly interrupted debate in the state Senate to protest lawmakers' refusal to accept federal dollars to expand the program.
Missouri GOP Lawmaker Advances Medicaid ExpansionA Republican lawmaker teams up with Democrats in efforts to expand Missouri's Medicaid program to lower-income adults.
Nixon Adds New Wrinkle to Medicaid Expansion PlanThe Democratic governor outlined an initiative dubbed "Missouri Health Works'' that would use federal money to pay a portion of the private health insurance costs for businesses with fewer than 150 employees.
Illinois Expanded Medicaid—What Now?Yesterday, Missouri hospitals blamed nearly 1,000 layoffs, a hiring freeze, and delays in capital projects, on the state legislature's refusal to expand Medicaid.

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