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Study Finds Medicaid Expansion In Missouri Has Positive Impact



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If Missouri lawmakers vote to allow the state to accept more than $1 billion in new federal funding for Medicaid, it would reduce the number of uninsured people most significantly in rural Missouri, a newly released study has found.

The Missouri Budget Project, a progressive think tank, in conjunction with Washington University’s Timothy McBride and St. Louis University Law School’s Sidney Watson, found that while expansion would cover more people in urban areas, it would have a greater impact on chipping away at the uninsured number in the rural parts of the state.

Read more in Missouri News Horizon

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