Missouri lawmakers are poised to give final approval to a state budget that could restore Medicaid benefits that were cut a decade ago.
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.
A Republican lawmaker teams up with Democrats in efforts to expand Missouri’s Medicaid program to lower-income adults.
The 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.
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.
For children, those younger than 19, dental care is a pediatric service that must be covered as an essential benefit.
State and local leaders call for an expansion of Medicaid 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.