Why Isn’t Governor Nixon Funding Show Me Healthy Babies?

Governor Nixon signed the Show Me Healthy Babies bill into law over a year ago in July of 2014. The program will give prenatal care to pregnant mothers whose income is too much to qualify for Medicaid, but too little to receive private health insurance.  Read details about the program here.

However, the governor has not moved forward to implement this program, even though the Missouri General Assembly has allocated $13 million for its operation.

So, why hasn’t Governor Nixon funded the program that he signed into action over a year ago?

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