After Missouri House Republicans rejected plans by Democrats to expand Medicaid under Obamacare last week, Missouri’s Republican state Senators may be working to enable the expansion.
According to a RedState report, state Senator Mike Parson has filed SB 456, described as a “‘shell’ of legislation into which multiple sources in and around the Missouri legislator expect they’ll put an expansion of Medicaid.”
Doing so would defy the will of the people in Missouri; in 2010, Missouri became the first state to have a referendum on Obamacare. Seventy-one percent of Missourians voted against the new healthcare law.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, has called on the state to expand Medicaid so the state could receive more federal funding under Obamacare.