Our lawmakers were right to stand strong against wasteful spending and fiscal irresponsibility by opposing the expansion of a broken Medicaid system.
Missouri voted for a program it could not afford under the misguided promise that it would save taxpayers $39 million in the first year. This is a blatant falsehood. Instead, it would have dramatically increased costs for taxpayers at an estimated $349 million each year, crowding out services for those who need it most.
However, Governor Parson has indicated the possibility of unilaterally pushing Medicaid expansion forward – despite our legislators opposing this wasteful program.
Funding Medicaid expansion would deplete our state budget, create an unsustainable burden on taxpayers, and crowd out essential resources. Medicaid is simply not cost-effective, and Gov. Parson should not abuse his power to push funding this expansion forward.
Urge Gov. Parson not to unilaterally push for Medicaid expansion funding!