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Missouri Supreme Court Makes Clear Path For Medicaid Expansion

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Celia Llopis-Jepsen
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Kansas News Service
The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled that a ballot initiative to expand Medicaid was not unconstitutional.

The Missouri Supreme Court paves the way for Medicaid expansion by issuing a judgment in favor of a 2020 ballot initiative.

After voters approved expanding Medicare in August 2020, the Missouri Supreme Court has ruled unanimously in favor of the initiative. Overturning a lower court's ruling, the court stated that the 2020 initiative did not violate state law. This decision will allow around 275,000 individuals to become eligible for health coverage.

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Trevor Grandin is an intern for KCUR's Up To Date.