The working poor in Missouri are desperately in need of affordable healthcare.
That was the message at a rally Monday evening organized by members of Metropolitan Congregations United (MCU).
From the steps of St. John’s United Church of Christ in St. Louis City, speaker after speaker called on lawmakers to take advantage of federal money to expand Medicaid coverage.
“It’s the right thing to do," said Barbara Paulus, an organizer with the religious coalition. "It’s good for the Missouri economy. But, most importantly, people have a right to healthcare.”