ADVOCATES FOR MEDICAID EXPANSION BACK AT THE CAPITOL
Concerned Missourians from across the state urged legislators to close the coverage gap
JEFFERSON CITY-- Today, over 50 Missourians from Cape Girardeau, Greene, St Charles, Dallas, Jefferson and St Louis counties traveled to the capitol to urge legislators to close the coverage gap for over 300,000 uninsured Missourians.
In September 2014, the cornerstone institution in Osceola, Sac Osage Hospital, which employed 100 people, closed. In February, a KCUR article confirmed that only 5 people are still employed by Sac-Osage, meaning 95 jobs have been cut in the rural community of 900. Osceola’s job losses join the over 1,800 Missouri jobs that have been lost as a result of the Missouri legislature’s failure to expand Medicaid.