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Join our Monthly Meeting, Thurs. July 15 @ 7:30pm IN PERSON AT MOONRISE & LIVESTREAMED on Facebook and YouTube.
Focus on: Missouri Medicaid Expansion
Speaker: J.P. Johnson
- Policy Director, Missouri Health Care For All
The Missouri Supreme Court hears oral arguments Tuesday, July 13, on whether the state must fund Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. Voters approved expansion by statewide ballot measure last August and Gov. Mike Parson (R) included it in his budget. The Republican-led legislature, however, declined to fund it. In the ensuing legal battle, a lower court sided with opponents of expansion arguing that the ballot measure lacked the required funding mechanism. Meanwhile, 127,000 Missourians remain in the coverage gap.