Missouri Supreme Court Upholds Medicaid Expansion

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Today we celebrate the Missouri Supreme Court upholding the voter-approved 2020 initiative to expand Medicaid to nearly 275,000 more low-income Missourians. 

If it was voter-approved then why did the Supreme Court get involved? Because our Republican-led legislature did all they could to overturn the will of the voters by not funding the mandate. 

But they didn’t win.

The voters spoke in 2020 and this Supreme Court decision honors those votes and constitutionally protected procedures of our democracy. Our Chairman Michael Butler released the following statement following the decision:

“Missouri Democrats have worked hard to get Medicaid services to Missouri citizens for decades. We’ve advocated in the legislature, our communities and the streets for Medicaid Expansion. It will be an economic boom for our state and a huge benefit for our citizens.

Today the Missouri Supreme Court has supported people in their desires. Missouri Republicans must join Deomcrats and FULLY FUND MEDICAID. The court has ruled it constitutional, the people want it and it’s the right thing to do.”

Help us keep this momentum and elect Democratic candidates that uphold your values and always listen to your vote.

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The Missouri Democratic Party holds the distinction of being the oldest political party in the United States established west of the Mississippi River. For the last century, we’ve led the fight for working families. Today, we’re organizing in communities across Missouri to protect and build on our progress.

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