GreaterSTLInc logo

News & Articles

Greater St. Louis, Inc. Statement on Missouri Supreme Court Decision on Medicaid Expansion

July 22, 2021
Greater St. Louis, Inc. Statement on Missouri Supreme Court Decision on Medicaid Expansion

Jason Hall, CEO of Greater St. Louis, Inc. issued the following statement in response to the Missouri Supreme Court’s unanimous decision today in support of state voters’ decision to expand Medicaid.

“Medicaid expansion is a pro-growth public policy that supports better health outcomes, creates jobs and promotes racial equity. We applaud the Missouri Supreme Court for unanimously standing in support of the majority of Missouri voters who passed Amendment Two to expand Medicaid.

“It is hard to overstate the positive impact this decision will have on economic growth across the state of Missouri. The state is expected to see a substantial increase of new high-quality jobs. More hard-working families will have access to health care. Our health care sector will be able to expand and hire more people in more places.

“We were proud to lead the statewide coalition of chambers of commerce and economic development groups that joined the legal effort to expand Medicaid. We believe the majority of Missouri voters got it right last August and that the Missouri Supreme Court got it right today.”