May 7, 2014
Medicaid is a joint federal-state program; state funds are matched by federal dollars to provide health care for the poor. Medicaid has always been complicated program and the subject of much misunderstanding and many missed opportunities.
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By Danny Wicentowski Wed., May 7 2014
Tuesday was shaping up to a be great day for Republican lawmakers. The House had just voted to override Governor Jay Nixon's veto on a massive tax-cut bill, and nothing makes Missouri's conservative-dominated legislature happier than putting the smackdown on the state's Democratic governor.
By Heather Adams
May 6, 2014
Twenty-three Clergy members were arrested Tuesday during a rally at the capitol. The rally, by the group Missouri Faith Voices, was meant to get state senators to expand Medicaid eligibility.
Over 300 members of Missouri Faith Voices gathered in the rotunda for a rally before certain clergy members moved into the Senate Gallery. While, other members showed support outside of the gallery, the select clergy members sang and prayed out loud for about an hour before police arrested them.
Emma Nicolas May 7, 2014 7:26 AM
JEFFERSON CITY (KMOX/Capitol Bureau) - A visitor’s gallery of singing and chanting protesters calling for Medicaid expansion led to the arrest of 23 by Capitol Police.
“Do your job. Expand Medicaid,” is just one of the many chants heard from the Senate public gallery on Tuesday, April 6.
“People are sick and dying while you all enjoy quality health care” said the demonstrators, primarily made up of clergy members.
By Rudi Keller, Columbia Tribune
May 7, 2014
JEFFERSON CITY — Chanting, "This is the people's house," hundreds of protesters disrupted action in the Missouri Senate on Tuesday as they called for expanded Medicaid eligibility.
The protest ended with the galleries being cleared and 23 clergy members from across the state facing possible trespassing charges.
May 6, 2014 By Bob Priddy
Protestors demanding the legislature approve Medicaid expansion have halted debate in the state Senate for about an hour with prayers, chants, and songs from the visitors gallery.