"The state’s efforts to exclude qualified providers from its Medicaid program are out of touch with public needs and should be rejected."
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Medicaid expansion is on the Aug. 4 ballot before Missouri voters this year.
After years of debate, Missouri voted to become the 38th state to expand its Medicaid program.
On Tuesday, Missourians will decide on whether to expand Medicaid coverage after years of debate. Here’s a look at what Amendment 2 would do.
"Amendment 2 would expand the state’s Medicaid rolls and put taxpayers on the hook for $2 billion of new health care spending. Missourians should vote no on Amendment 2."
"The strong backing from business groups reinforces that Medicaid expansion is not only good for the state’s health but also its bottom line."
"It is because of the invaluable work that teachers do that Missouri must realize that massive spending programs will gut public education."
An economic downturn is the worst time to expand Medicaid benefits to able-bodied adults without a true need, especially when our program is already one of the most generous programs in the country.
If the initiative is approved, and the Hyde Amendment falls after that, the initiative may double the number of surgical abortions that Medicaid would pay for in Missouri.
"The diagnosis is clear — ObamaCare destroys state budgets, and there’s no reason to assume that Missouri would be spared the same fate."
State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick and House Budget Chairman Cody Smith held an event in the Capitol urging Missourians to vote no on Medicaid expansion.