Medicaid

Mo. House Speaker Jones Maintains Stance Against Medicaid Expansion

15 January 2013


By Marshall Griffin, St. Louis Public Radio

Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones (R, Eureka) has been touring the state this week, promoting the so-called three “E’s” that House Republicans say they’ll focus on next year – the economy, energy, and education – but their agenda still likely won’t include a fourth “E,” expansion of Medicaid.

Jones told a group of reporters in Jefferson City today that House budget writers start off every year looking for $150-$200 million for the state’s Medicaid needs.

“To expand that entitlement even further, I think, is reckless,” Jones said. “I think it’s economically reckless…I think it unsustainable into the far future.”

Read the full article at St. Louis Public Radio

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