Tuesday, November 19, 2019
SHOW-ME JACKSON COUNTY DEMOCRATS BEHIND MISSOURI MEDICAID EXPANSION!!!
Once again Kansas City voters are confronted with a choice betwixt socialism and/or social justice vs. market forces and the profit motive.
Here's the argument and a bold statement from this group of active local voters . . .
Jackson County Democrats Officially Endorse Medicaid Expansion
In an extraordinarily rare action, the Jackson County Democratic Committee voted unanimously to endorse a citizen driven ballot initiative that would expand Medicaid in Missouri just as 36 other states have already done. This wouldn't be necessary if Republican leadership in Jefferson City made the decision to keep taxpayer dollars in the state, ensure over 200,000 citizens get access to life saving care, and keep regional hospitals from closing. Under the far right's control, Missouri voters have taken the policy making process into their own hands; this petition will come on the heels of repealing Right to Work, raising the minimum wage, and legalizing medical marijuana when the legislature refused to act in our best interests.
With very few exceptions, the party does not officially endorse ballot measures and only recently, the Missouri State Party has taken a public stance with local parties following suit. The JCDC feels very strongly that basic health care is a right of all citizens and the state government of Missouri has been acting irresponsibly by not expanding Medicaid access.
Collecting the 172,000 signatures required and ultimately passing this through a public vote will bring more than a billion of our own tax dollars back home, create or save thousands of jobs and strengthen our state's economy. We are proud to be part of this process.
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