Here's a quick look at Missouri politicos working to push back against healthcare funding and legal threats after voters approved Medicaid expansion but GOP Super Majority leaders declined to follow the mandate . . . In much the same way that we'll always adore hottie Denise and her iconic modeling career.
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(The Center Square) - Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem rejected a request from two Missouri residents to join a lawsuit lodged against the state after lawmakers declined to fund voter-approved Medicaid expansion during their recently concluded legislative session. Beetem's decision means the case will proceed as scheduled beginning Friday in his 19th Judicial Circuit Court courtroom in Jefferson City.
KANSAS CITY, MO. - Healthcare providers in the Kansas City area are closely watching recent developments in the fight to expand Medicaid coverage in Missouri. 41 Action News spoke to Jeron Ravin, the president and CEO of Swope Health, one of the biggest providers to underinsured and uninsured patients in the city, and he said expanding Medicaid would be a positive for his clinics.
The Affordable Care Act remains the law of the land.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A growing number of Democratic house lawmakers are working to give local municipalities the option of expanding medicaid if they are in states that have not adopted expansion. Despite Missouri voters approving medicaid expansion in August 2020 , state lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on how to fund the expansion during the 2021 legislative session .
Eleven years and more than 30 million people insured later, the Affordable Care Act has survived at the US Supreme Court - again. The justices upheld the law in a 7-2 vote on Thursday, rejecting a lawsuit led by Republican state officials who sought to overturn the law in its entirety based on a shaky legal premise that most legal scholars had scoffed at.
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