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Issue 2 on the primary ballot deals with Medicaid expansion in Missouri

Missouri voters will be asked Tuesday whether to expand Medicaid to another 230,000 low-income adults. The clash between those for and against the plan has been largely about the way Medicaid expansion would affect the state’s bank account and philosophical differences. During a statewide anti-expansion tour, State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick, a Republican, says the plan would cost the state another 200 million dollars annually and would mean less money for other priorities…

State Representative Kip Kendrick, a Democrat from Columbia, says most states that have expanded Medicaid have experienced cost savings in the first or second years and the savings continue to grow from there.

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