Medicaid Expansion Touted

In his State of the State address Wednesday night, Governor Nixon urged the general assembly to expand Medicaid and thereby take advantage of the 100% federal match now available when states agree to raise eligibility to 133% of the federal poverty level. The governor’s office projects that expanding Medicaid in fiscal year 2015 would allow over 297,000 uninsured Missourians to obtain health coverage. Medicaid expansion is expected to be a hard sell in the general assembly; nevertheless, the MCC supports both reforming and expanding Medicaid in order to ensure better access to health care for Missouri’s most vulnerable citizens.

 

Posted: January 24, 2014

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