After winning the fight to expand Medicaid in Missouri in 2020, Missouri Jobs with Justice is continuing to fight for this essential program. With 1.4 Million Missourians (roughly 22.2 percent of the population) enrolled in Medicaid, we are focused on making sure all Missourians, from the St. Louis Arch to Branson’s Silver Dollar City are able to enroll, maintain coverage, and have access to all the services that they need and deserve.
Working in partnership with – People’s Action Institute, Center for Popular Democracy, Make the Road New York/States – Missouri Jobs with Justice conducted a survey from September 2022 through February 2023 that resulted in national and state recommendations to avoid losing the gains we have made.
Christie Love, Founding Pastor of The Connecting Grounds and Missouri Jobs with Justice partner, said,
“The importance of expanded Missouri Medicaid to those living without stable shelter in our state cannot be stressed enough. It is critical that they have the ability to access the medical system through entry points other than our emergency rooms to keep our healthcare system balanced and to help individuals in poverty have stronger support systems to help them overcome barriers to employment, housing, and sobriety.”
Some vital information that was collected: