Missouri Voters Approve Expanding Medicaid


KC Voters Hand Big Wins to Cleaver, Canady, Forte’, Washington, Sharp; Other Dems Cruise to Victory

  • Missouri Voters Approve Expanding Medicaid
    Missouri Voters Approve Expanding Medicaid

Fifty-three percent of voters throughout Missouri on Tuesday approved Amendment 2 which will now add Missouri to a growing list of states across the nation that are making Medicaid accessible to many more low-income residents. This provision was contained in the original Obama era Affordable Care Act (ACA), but under the current political climate, some governors have opted out of receiving federal funding to expand Medicaid in their states.

Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican, had opposed the Medicaid expansion because he said the state already strapped with unanticipated costs due to an enrollment surge caused by the COVID-19 crisis could not afford it. However, on Wednesday following the election, Parson accepted the voters’ decision and told reporters he planned to begin the process of moving forward with implementation.

In candidate races , Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, II, former KCMO mayoral candidate Alissia Canady, current Jackson County Sheriff Daryl Forte, Mo. senatorial candidate Barbara Washington, and incumbent Rep. Mark Sharp emerged as the big winners of Tuesday’s elections.



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