Health-care backers of Medicaid expansion must woo skeptical lawmakers

02 January 2013

By Jason Rosenbaum, St. Louis Beacon

For the Missouri Hospital Association, the key to getting legislators on board with a push to expand Medicaid is making a pitch about the move’s economic opportunity — and the practical consequences of inaction.

“It isn’t the matter that ‘we should expand Medicaid because it’s the right thing to do, although that is certainly still a strong argument,’” said MHA spokesman Dave Dillion. “Not only could we accomplish that, but we could create an economic engine by doing that.”

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