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Urge the Missouri Legislature to Fund Medicaid Expansion

Add your business’ name to Greater St. Louis, Inc.’s statement to urge the legislature to fund Medicaid expansion


April 15, 2021

St. Louis Business & Civic Leaders:

We need your help on an urgent public policy priority.

As you know, Missouri voters approved Amendment 2 in 2020 to become the 38th state to expand Medicaid and provide healthcare coverage to over 230,000 lower-income Missourians. Greater St. Louis, Inc. strongly supports Medicaid expansion as a proven job creator and one of the solutions called for in the Ferguson Commission report to achieve greater equity in our community.

Governor Mike Parson included funding for the voter-approved expansion in his proposed budget. Unfortunately, this funding was stripped from the budget by the House of Representatives. Next week, the Missouri Senate is expected to take up the FY 2022 budget and decide whether to fund the voter-approved expansion of Medicaid.

It is urgent that Missouri legislators hear directly from business leaders about how important Medicaid expansion is to create jobs and grow our state’s economy. Medicaid expansion will bring billions of dollars in economic output and thousands of jobs to Missouri.

Please add your business’ name to our St. Louis business community statement on Medicaid expansion at the link below. For additional background on the implementation of Medicaid expansion, follow the link here. Thank you.