Nixon Announces Full Support For Medicaid Expansion, Faces Opposition From GOP

Gov. Jay Nixon announced his full support for expanding the state’s Medicaid program, a key provision of the Affordable Care Act that he contends will bolster the state’s economic fortunes and help poor Missourians get access to health care. But the Democratic governor’s advocacy could face a steep challenge in the Republican-led Missouri General Assembly, unless GOP legislators make an about face from their decision in 2005 to cut eligibility for the health-care program for the poor.

Read Jason Rosenbaum’s report in the St. Louis Beacon.

Read the coverage from the Associated Press and Kelsey Proud at St. Louis Public Radio.

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