Judge orders Medicaid expansion to move ahead

A judge says Governor Parson can no longer deny Medicaid to thousands more newly eligible adults. Cole County Judge Jon Beetem issued the order yesterday (tue). Voters last year approved a constitutional amendment to expand the government health care program. But Parson refused to implement the amendment after the GOP-led legislature didn’t provide any funding. The state Supreme Court last month ruled in favor of the people suing the state for not expanding Medicaid.

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