Missouri’s governor says there’s NO guarantee that he’ll call a special session for the federal reimbursement allowance (FRA) issue. FRA is a key funding mechanism for Missouri Medicaid, and the Senate did not approve an extension this year, due to a legislative dispute over abortion. Governor Mike Parson says it’s problematic:
Democratic state senators have warned that Missouri faces the possibility of losing billions of dollars for Medicaid since FRA wasn’t extended. FRA is set to expire in late September. The governor tells Missourinet there’s no legislative agreement on FRA, adding that he wants to see a plan from legislative leaders to pass it before he will call a special session.