AUDIO SOUND BITE: Show Me Institute’s Rick Edlund on Medicaid Expansion Plan

Missouri lawmakers said “no” to Uncle Sam’s offer to expand Medicaid in the state but that debate is likely to happen again next year.

Supporters of the idea point out that the federal government will pay for the expanded coverage for three years. After that, the plan calls for Missouri to pick up about ten-percent of the expansion tab. The Show Me Institute’s Rick Edlund says that may not sound like much but it would be a bad deal in the long run.

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The expansion proposal would have added over 200-thousand more people to Missouri’s Medicaid roles.

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