The federal government is still offering Missouri money to add hundreds of thousands of Missourians to the Medicaid roles.
The proposal is for Washington to pay the entire expansion cost the first three years and then ninety-percent of it after that. Supporters call that a great deal.
United for Missouri’s Carl Bearden isn’t sold on the idea.
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That’s from “Missouri Viewpoints”. Bearden is a former State Representative and former chair of the House Budget Committee. Last year, state lawmakers rejected the idea and seem to be leaning that way again this year.