Audio: The fight to expand Medicaid coverage is not over yet in Missouri

Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

The fight to expand Medicaid coverage is not over yet in Missouri. The state Senate is expected to work Wednesday and Thursday on the 34-billion dollar state budget, which could include an effort to fund expansion.

Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee rejected a compromise proposal that would have funded expansion on a smaller scale. During a press conference, Senate Majority Leader Caleb Rowden of Columbia says compromise on the issue is difficult.

 

 

The expansion would let another 275-thousand low-income Missouri adults become eligible for government-funded healthcare.