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Statement on House Joint Resolution 117

Statement from Amy Blouin, President & CEO, Missouri Budget Project

For Immediate Release: February 15, 2022
Contact: Traci Gleason

“Medicaid expansion will bring health and economic gains to Missouri that go far beyond the individuals who gain access to critical health insurance.

State after state has shown that expansion spurs economic activity, creating stable, quality jobs, as well as additional tax revenue that funds the state’s share of expansion, as well as other services like education. What’s more, other states have demonstrated that states save money on health services they already provide, and Missouri will too.

House Joint Resolution 117 would not only undermine the will of Missouri voters, but it would stamp out the economic growth that expansion will deliver when fully implemented.”


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