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Greater St. Louis, Inc. Statement on Medicaid Funding

February 10, 2022
2021 Illinois Legislative Session

Greater St. Louis, Inc. CEO Jason Hall issued the following statement today in response to the Missouri House’s passage of HB 3014 (Rep. Smith), the supplemental budget for Medicaid and other budget items:

“The Missouri Supreme Court unanimously upheld the voter-approved expansion of Medicaid in 2021. Greater St. Louis, Inc. is pleased the House passed the supplemental budget that fully funds Medicaid for the rest of the fiscal year.

 

“Medicaid expansion is a pro-growth public policy that supports better health outcomes, creates jobs, and promotes racial equity. Greater St. Louis, Inc. was proud to lead the statewide coalition of chambers of commerce and economic development groups last year that joined the legal effort to expand Medicaid. We now call on the Missouri Senate to follow the House’s lead in passing HB 3014 with full Medicaid funding so more Missourians can access health care and the state can reap the economic benefits of expansion.”