Budget Shortfall Could Mean Less Assistance for Sick and Poor

State legislators who keep a close eye on the state budget see trouble ahead. A budget shortfall of $200 million or more in revenue will likely mean the Missouri General Assembly will consider funding cuts in state services when it convenes in January. Those funding cuts could affect some of Missouri’s most vulnerable citizens, such as the very poor and sick that rely on state programs like Medicaid to pay for health care services. The MCC will keep a close eye on this as the session draws near.