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Missouri Will Not Expand Medicaid Despite Voters' Wishes, Governor Says

Governor Mike Parson of Missouri announced that the state will not implement Medicaid expansion, defying a ballot measure passed by voters last year. This decision comes after Republican lawmakers refused to appropriate funds for expansion in the state budget bill. Parson cited the lack of funding authority from the General Assembly as the reason for withdrawing the state plan amendments. The move is expected to face legal challenges, with Democrats criticizing the governor's action and urging reconsideration. Click here for article.

  • Governor Parson announced that Missouri will not implement Medicaid expansion, citing a lack of funding authority from the General Assembly.

  • The decision comes after Republican lawmakers refused to appropriate funds for expansion in the state budget bill.

  • Democrats criticized the governor's action, calling it a violation of the Missouri Constitution and urging reconsideration.

  • The move is expected to face legal challenges, with the American Cancer Society also urging the governor to reconsider for the sake of cancer patients who need access to Medicaid coverage.

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