Missouri Medicaid Bill Wins Symbolic Committee Vote

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Virginia Young, working in partnership with Kaiser Health News, reports: " In what Missouri House Insurance Committee Chairman Chris Molendorp acknowledged was a symbolic move, a Medicaid expansion measure gained its first committee endorsement of the year today. Molendorp, R-Belton, and the four Democrats on his committee combined to recommend a wide-ranging bill that would expand the public health insurance system to about 300,000 low-income adults. The vote was 5-2, with five Republicans absent" (Young, 4/30). Read the story.

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