A Missouri Senate interim committee looking into the state's Medicaid system heard from several doctors and other health care providers Wednesday at a hearing in Jefferson City.
Among those testifying was Thomas Hale, M.D., a St. Louis-based physician working with Sisters of Mercy. He told the panel that Medicaid needs to be expanded to make up for the pending loss of federal reimbursements to hospitals, known as DSH payments ("dish").
Missouri's legislative session has ended, with several issues resolved and several more that came up just short. St. Louis Public Radio's Marshall Griffin takes a closer look at the final day, and at what happens now: