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Lawsuit Filed Over Missouri Not Funding Medicaid Expansion

A lawsuit has been filed today in Cole County in response to the state of Missouri not funding Medicaid expansion. It has been filed on behalf of three people who would become eligible for the government-funded healthcare on July 1. The lawsuit seeks an order for the state Department of Social Services to allow them to enroll and receive the same coverage as Missourians currently enrolled in the program. It argues there is no legal reason to treat people who become eligible July 1 differently from those who are currently eligible. Anti-expansion supporters say the ballot measure approved by Missouri voters did not include a funding source, making the measure unconstitutional. An initial court date has not been set yet.

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