Cole County Judge Expected to Issue Final Order on Missouri Medicaid Expansion on Friday

We’ll learn new details this (Friday) afternoon in Jefferson City about how Missouri will proceed with voter-approved Medicaid expansion.

The Missouri Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision on July 22, ruling that Missouri’s August Medicaid expansion ballot measure was constitutional. The court sent the case back to Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beetem for him to enter a judgment for the plaintiffs, who are three low-income women with various health issues.

Judge Beetem will hold a hearing today at 1, which will involve a final order in the Medicaid expansion case. The Supreme Court has directed Judge Beetem to determine “appropriate injunctive relief.” Injunctive relief is what Judge Beetem will order the state to do.