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.
About two dozen low-income residents, pastors, business leaders and health care advocates testified Tuesday in support of legislation that would expand Medicaid eligibility to about 300,000 people living in or near poverty.
In case there was any doubt, a coalition of Republicans made it clear Monday that they will do everything within their power to ensure there is no expansion of Medicaid eligibility this year in Missouri.
Nixon and state Rep. Tommie Pierson are scheduled to host a community meeting at Greater St. Mark Family Church downtown at 6:30 p.m.
Illinois lawmakers have approved a historic expansion of Medicaid to cover low-income adults without children.
A key Illinois House committee has approved an expansion of Medicaid to cover low-income adults who don’t have children at home.
The governor wants to know what modifications to Missouri’s Medicaid system may be acceptable to federal health care officials.
Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature dealt a triple defeat Wednesday to a Medicaid expansion plan as Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.
Jay Nixon announced his support Thursday for expanding Medicaid eligibility in Missouri, calling it both “the smart thing” and “the right thing to do.”
House Majority Leader Tim Jones says the Republican-led Legislature will not consider the expansion.