Medicaid

Politics
4:50 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Former Senior Advisor To Obama, David Axelrod Calls Out 'Snipers' For Not Implementing ACA

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David Axelrod, the former senior advisor to President Obama spoke at Webster University Friday, speaking on a variety of topics, including the Affordable Care Act.

Axelrod was a key advisor to the president during the passage of the Affordable Care Act.Axelrod used his time to take a swipe at states (like Missouri) doing their best to not implement parts of the law.

“There are still many snipers on rooftops trying to make it not work, in the form of Governors and Congressmen," Axelrod said. "But I think it’s important for the country that it succeeds.”

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Missouri State Budget/Medicaid
4:45 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Mo. House Rejects Senate Version Of State Budget, Defeats Another Medicaid Expansion Attempt

Mo. House of Representatives
UPI/Bill Greenblatt

The Missouri House has formally rejected the Senate version of the state budget, setting the stage for final negotiations over the state’s spending plan for next year.

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Medicaid
1:33 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Alternate Medicaid Proposal Dead For 2013 Mo. Regular Session

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

An alternate Medicaid expansion bill that contained some reforms sought by Missouri House Republicans is all but dead this year.

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Medicaid Expansion
11:58 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Nixon Addresses 1,000+ Medicaid Expansion Supporters At Mo. Capitol

iPad photo of people crammed inside the Mo. Capitol Rotunda for a rally on Apr. 16, 2013, in which Gov. Jay Nixon called for expanding Medicaid.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

A crowd estimated at more than 1,000 crammed into the Rotunda of the Missouri Capitol Tuesday to hear Governor Jay Nixon (D) call for expanding Medicaid to an additional 300,000 residents, nearly 260,000 of them by next year.


He told the crowd that the people he wants to add are those with low-paying jobs that don’t include health coverage.

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Medicaid Expansion
3:53 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Nixon Takes Medicaid Expansion Campaign To Mo. Senate Republicans

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon (D) leaves a meeting of the Mo. Senate's Republican caucus on April 9th, 2013.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri Senate Republicans were visited Tuesday by Democratic Governor Jay Nixon.

As he did last week with House Republicans, Nixon pitched his proposal to expand Medicaid to an additional 260,000 Missourians next year.  He told reporters afterwards that it went well, and that much of the discussion focused on the alternate Medicaid package moving through the Missouri House.

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Politics
1:15 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Politically Speaking: Medicaid In Missouri, The 'Arch Tax,' & Ellisville's Mayoral Mess

(via Flickr/Jennifer Boriss)

Every week, St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins the St. Louis Beacon’s Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum to talk about the week’s politics. This week, however, Chris is out on vacation - so St. Louis Public Radio's Missouri Statehouse reporter joins us. 

 

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Medicaid
8:02 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Mo. House Committee Passes GOP Medicaid Reform Bill, Defeats Another Expansion Attempt

Mo. House Committee on Govt. Oversight and Accountability discusses HB 700 before voting 7-2 to pass it.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

A Missouri House committee has passed the Republicans’ alternative to the Medicaid expansion being sought by Democratic Governor Jay Nixon.

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Medicaid expansion
1:45 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

Nixon Meets With Mo. House Republicans To Talk Medicaid, Says More Work Needed

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon (D) and staff members head to a meeting with House Republicans at the State Capitol on Apr. 3rd, 2013, where he discussed his plans for Medicaid expansion.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

Governor Jay Nixon (D) says it’s possible that he could support the House Republicans’ alternate Medicaid proposal, if some crucial changes are made.

He met with the GOP caucus today to discuss his Medicaid expansion proposal and their plans to reform the system.  Nixon told reporters afterwards that any proposal still needs to expand Medicaid to 138 percent of the federal poverty level, or about $32,500 for a family of four.

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Missouri State Budget
7:51 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Mo. House Passes State Budget, Mo. Senate Threatens To Delay DOR Budget

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Missouri’s budget for the next fiscal year has been passed by the State House.


While Medicaid expansion has dominated most of the debate, spending hikes were approved in other areas.  There’s an extra $65 million for K-12 schools, although the increase still falls short of fully funding the state’s public school formula.  Republican Mike Lair of Livingston County chairs the Appropriations committee on Education.

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Missouri state budget
8:29 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Mo. House Endorses State Budget, 3 Attempts To Expand Medicaid Fail, And Dept. of Revenue Targeted

Mo. Capitol
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

The Missouri House has given first-round approval to the state budget for Fiscal Year 2014, while House Republicans beat back three attempts to expand Medicaid.

Medicaid expansion motions and amendments

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