Medicaid Expansion Under Obamacare Is Wrong For Missouri
In the coming years, Missouri’s legislature faces a clear question: Should Missouri expand Medicaid under Obamacare? News reports from several citizens’ commission hearings suggest the “Yes” crowd has come out in force to your meetings, but as the honorable members of the committee certainly recognize, support for a project at a meeting does not always translate into general support for the project. Indeed, Missourians soundly rejected Obamacare in 2010 through Proposition C, with 71 percent of the vote. Missourians rejected it again last year, resoundingly passing Proposition E — legislation that ensures the governor cannot unilaterally impose a state-based Obamacare insurance exchange on Missourians. In fact, Proposition E received more votes than the governor received.
Missourians do not want Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and in case there is any confusion about the matter, the Medicaid expansion being advanced in the hearings before you is Obamacare.
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