by: JonChristopher Collins
On Thursday the Missouri House passed a different plan for spending funding initially meant for Medicaid expansion.
House legislators voted 143-1 in favor of moving the proposal to the Senate. Republican leaders have also voiced their support for defunding Medicaid expansion.
According to a report from the Associated Press, rather than use the funds “to pay for thousands more low-income adults to access the government health care program, the House proposed spending most of the money on care for the elderly and people with disabilities.”
More details on this story are available on apnews.com.