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Phase-in of Missouri HealthNet begins


St. Louis, MO. – Tuesday was the first day Missouri's reshaped Medicaid program begins under the new name Mo HealthNet, but not everyone is happy with the change.

Governor Matt Blunt signed legislation last month creating HealthNet,
which emphasizes healthy living and restores coverage to some of the thousands who lost it due to budget cuts two years ago.

The Republican lauds HealthNet for what he calls innovative solutions
to health care needs.

But the Missouri Progressive Vote Coalition says HealthNet continues to lock out more than 100,000 people cut from Medicaid in 2005.


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