Missouri Jobs with Justice is proudly part of the Missouri Medicaid Coalition, a group of organizations working to influence the Legislature to implement FULL Medicaid expansion this year. In November of last year, Governor Nixon included Medicaid Expansion in the 2013 budget. Now, the House and Senate must include it in their draft budget.
Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, Missouri has an unprecedented opportunity to expand Medicaid to provide health insurance to single parents and childless adults who earn up to 138% of the federal poverty level, or about $26,000 for a family of three. Expanding Medicaid will allow 255,000 of uninsured, hardworking Missourians to gain access to health care.
Expanding Medicaid is critical for our hospitals and economy. The expansion will create more than 24,000 new jobs in the state and prevent the closure of many rural hospitals.
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