Missouri Republicans: Medicaid expansion ‘off the table’ in 2015

Efforts to expand Medicaid have picked up momentum in some conservative states since midterm elections in November, with three Republican governors announcing proposals to use federal money to insure low-income adults. But Missouri doesn’t appear likely to join that crowd.

Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon supports expanding Medicaid, but veto-proof Republican majorities in the House and Senate make that unlikely. Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, said Medicaid expansion is “off the table” during the upcoming legislative session.

Proponents of expansion continue meeting and working on behalf of the cause, but some are clearly discouraged.

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