Legislation that would provide expanded Medicaid coverage for low-income women passed the Missouri Senate. It includes full Medicaid benefits for the length of a pregnancy as well as for one year following its end. Abortion-related language was added, which prevents women that have an abortion from receiving extended benefits. Senate President Pro Tem Caleb Rowden says laws already are in place for those who are able to get an abortion…

Senate Minority Leader John Rizzo and Democratic Senator Tracy McCreery called the added provision a poison pill. It’s currently up for consideration in the Missouri House of Representatives.


(From Missourinet)