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?
The 2014 budget plan would provide a roughly 2 percent increase for public K-12 schools, colleges and universities. But school funding would still fall $620 million short.
The bill Sponsored by Sen. Tom Dempsey would eliminate the program altogether and use the savings to pay more to Medicaid providers.
“It is the time to make the smart business decision, the right human decision, and bring the tax dollars we send to Washington back here to work in Missouri”
The study by the Society of Actuaries says Missouri’s projected cost increase would be the eighth highest among states.
Some supporters of a Medicaid expansion championed by President Barack Obama are also embracing a Republican alternative put forth in the Missouri House.
Locked in a battle with Republican lawmakers over how far to expand Medicaid in Missouri, Democratic Governor Nixon swung through St. Louis to push his plan.
What does ObamaCare mean for you? The more you understand, the better you’ll fare.
Two separate House committees simultaneously heard arguments for and then rejected proposals to adopt a central component of President Barack Obama’s health care law.