Missouri health care providers stand to see a significant boost in payments for treating Medicaid patients under Gov. Jay Nixon’s proposal to expand the health care program for the poor.
The budget proposal Nixon released last week would close a long-standing gap between what Medicaid pays for health care and what providers get on the private market, but it would also add millions to the federal government’s tab for the expansion.
“It’s all a process,” Nixon said Monday. “My sense is we’re clearly moving in a positive direction.”