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Hospitals Push to Get Medicaid Expansion on Missouri Ballot

Sept. 5, 2019, 9:35 AM

Missouri is the third state this year to consider expanding Medicaid at the ballot box in 2020 after a coalition of groups launched a campaign to collect signatures on Sept. 4.

The Healthcare for Missouri campaign, backed by state hospitals and primary care associations, has until May to collect 172,000 valid signatures to get Medicaid expansion on the November 2020 ballot.

Ballot initiatives are becoming a popular option to expand Medicaid eligibility in Republican states where legislatures are resistant to Obamacare. Advocates in Oklahoma and Florida each launched similar campaigns this year.

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