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Missouri Judge Plans to Issue a Ruling by Wednesday in Missouri’s Medicaid Expansion Lawsuit

A judge in mid-Missouri’s Cole County expects to issue his decision in Missouri’s Medicaid expansion lawsuit by tomorrow (Wednesday).

Three Missouri women are suing the state over the issue of Medicaid expansion. They note 53% of Missouri voters approved Amendment Two in August. Their attorney, Chuck Hatfield, told Cole County Judge Jon Beetem that Missouri lawmakers approved funding for Medicaid expansion. He’s asking the judge to issue an injunction that would allow his three clients and others like them to be enrolled in Medicaid on July 1.

State Solicitor General D. John Sauer says Missouri lawmakers voted four times against Medicaid expansion this session. Judge Beetem told the audience he will rule either today (Tuesday) or Wednesday.


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