The fight to expand Medicaid coverage is not over yet in Missouri. The state Senate is expected to work Wednesday and Thursday on the 34-billion dollar state budget, including an effort to fund expansion. Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee rejected a compromise proposal that would have funded expansion on a smaller scale. During a press conference, Senate Majority leader Caleb Rowden of Columbia says compromise on the issue is difficult.

The expansion would let another 275-thousand low-income Missouri adults become eligible for government-funded healthcare.