Noel Torpey

Medicaid Expansion
10:50 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Medicaid Expansion Stalled — But Not Dead — In Missouri Legislature

Credit (Flick/Mark Coggins)

  Supporters of Medicaid expansion in Missouri continue to work on swaying opponents in the General Assembly over to their side. While it appears they have a long way to go, and the clock is ticking on the legislative session, some key advocates say they may be close to turning the tide, at least when it comes to a scaled-back expansion that would be paired with reforms. 

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On The Trail
9:40 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

With Medicaid Expansion In Limbo, Some Lawmakers See Promise In Collaborating With Critics

Credit Jason Rosenbaum/St. Louis Public Radio

State Sen. Rob Schaaf is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to health-care policy. But some believe that this staunch opponent of Medicaid expansion holds the key to ending the legislative impasse over it.

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Medicaid expansion
11:27 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Missouri Chamber Endorses Bill Expanding Medicaid To Low-Income Workers

Credit (Via Flickr/Rosemary)

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce is lauding a new proposal to expand Medicaid. The business group says it would allow Missouri to take advantage of the $2 billion a year in federal subsidies that it currently has declined to accept.

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Medicaid
7:42 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Second Day Of Medicaid Hearings; Several GOP House Members Remain Opposed to Expansion

The Mo. House Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation conducts a second day of hearings at the Mo. Capitol on Oct. 30, 2013.
Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio

A second day of hearings has concluded into Missouri's Medicaid system by an interim House committee tasked with putting together a potential overhaul that could include expansion.

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Medicaid
2:55 pm
Thu June 20, 2013

Mo. House Speaker Announces Formation Of Two Committees On Medicaid

Mo. House Speaker Tim Jones (R, Eureka) formally announces the formation of two interim committees on Medicaid on June 20th, 2013.
Tim Bommel, Mo. House Communications

Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones on Thursday formally announced the creation of two interim committees that will look at ways to reform the state's Medicaid system.

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Photo ID for voters
1:36 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Mo. House Gives 1st-Round Approval To Photo Voter I.D. Legislation

UPI/Bill Greenblatt

The Missouri House has given first-round approval to a pair of bills that would institute photo ID requirements for voters.

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