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Thu May 28, 2020, 12:52 AM

Second Lawsuit Filed Against Missouri Medicaid Expansion

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Conservative advocacy group United for Missouri on Wednesday announced it's suing to take a proposal to expand Medicaid health care eligibility to thousands more low-income adults off the Aug. 4 ballot.

The limited-government group's lawsuit against the Secretary of State’s office claims the proposal would expand the government health insurance program without coming up with a funding source to pay for that.

“The costs to cover Medicaid expansion will come directly off the top of the budget without any regard to available funds and the legislature will have absolutely no discretion over this spending,” United for Missouri senior adviser Ryan Johnson said in a statement.

The director of Americans for Prosperity-Missouri announced Tuesday that he has filed a similar lawsuit.

Read more: https://hosted.ap.org/semissourian/article/772c6ded0e751208746313434a1a5e40/second-lawsuit-filed-against-missouri-medicaid-expansion

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