A surprising facet of the Missouri Republican super majority crackdown on medicaid is the push back against the pill.
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The Republican-led Legislature adjourned last month without reauthorizing the tax after fighting over whether to include a ban on Medicaid coverage for “any drug or device approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration that may cause the destruction of or prevent the implantation of, an unborn child.”
Federal law requires Medicaid programs cover family planning.
The tax expires Sept. 30.
Republican Gov. Mike Parson has said he'll start cutting the state budget if lawmakers don't reup the tax by the start of the next fiscal year, July 1.
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The Republican-led Legislature adjourned last month without reauthorizing a tax after fighting over whether to include a ban on Medicaid coverage of contraceptives JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Missouri is at risk of losing $4.5 billion in tax revenue and federal funding for Medicaid because of a fight between lawmakers over contraceptives.