Gov. Jay Nixon said Monday that Alan Freeman, director of the Missouri Department of Social Services, has stepped down.
Nixon’s wish for longer school year also defeated.
The department provided no elaboration about the method by which McCaslin was replaced nor the reasons why he is leaving.
The program provides Medicaid coverage to disabled workers who otherwise would earn too much to qualify for government-funded health care.
The House and Senate have each passed their own budget and now must hammer out an agreement on the spending plan that will take effect July 1.
In at least two cases the company claimed to have provided services after clients had died.
The Republican-led Senate voted down a Democratic attempt to insert $890 million of federal funds into Missouri’s budget to expand Medicaid.
Rallying with one of the largest crowds of the year, Gov. Nixon urged activists to implore reluctant lawmakers to expand Medicaid coverage.
The panel is also scheduled to consider the budget for the state Revenue Department, despite recent tensions surrounding the department.
What would expansion do to public school funding? Could Mo. tax money go to other states?