Is it about politics and economic policy? To supporters of Medicaid expansion in Missouri, it’s about something else.
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That’s Jen Bersdale from Missouri Health Care For All. She was recently on “Missouri Viewpoints”. The federal government is offering to pay for adding hundreds of thousands of Missourians to the Medicaid roles for three years. After that, the state would have to pay for ten-percent of that expansion.
Republican state lawmakers say the long-term cost of expansion is unaffordable.