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Missouri JwJ Co-Sponsors Public Meeting on Medicaid Expansion in Festus, MO

Roger Horn, Arnold Food PantryThis past Saturday, Missouri Jobs with Justice and Missouri Health Care for All co-sponsored an Public Meeting Town Hall on Medicaid expansion in Festus, MO. A panel of speakers spoke on the need for Medicaid expansion. Over 50 people came out to the event. We would like to give a big thanks to Craig Henning and his staff at the Disability Resource Association, who hosted the event. Check out more photos of the event on our Facebook Page.

Speakers for the event included:

-Bunnie Gronborg, MO Health Care for All
-Craig Henning, Disability Resource Association
-Jessica Adams, MO Budget Project
-Richard Stevenson, Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Council
-Roger Horn, Arnold Food Pantry
-John Antonich, Jobs with Justice, speaking on behalf of his daughter, Danielle, who is in the Medicaid Gap
-Rene LaFerla, MO Health Care for All, in the Medicaid Gap
-Mike Rose, Reedemer Lutheran Church

The panel spoke about how Medicaid expansion would benefit the state, and many spoke on how Medicaid expansion would benefit Jefferson County specifically. Over 10,000 Jefferson County residents fall into the Medicaid Gap, and 500 of them are veterans.