Medicaid Expansion News Conference In Springfield
There will be a big push today to expand Medicaid coverage in Missouri.
Some community groups, including the Southwest Center for Independent Living in Springfield will meet at the center at 11 a.m. to call for the expansion.
The group claims expansion will allow for more than a quarter of a million Missourians to get coverage.
They say it will also create 24,000 new jobs in the state.
The proposed expansion has the backing of Governor Nixon and the Missouri Hospital Association.