In 2017, the Missouri House of Representatives chose to expand not Medicaid. This left 96,000 Missourians ineligible for assistance through the ACA. Those left without coverage are mostly children, elderly and people with disabilities. In May, the Missouri legislature cut in-home and nursing home services for about 8,300 people with disabilities. More than 8,000 low income seniors, veterans and people living with disabilities with minor health care issues, will suffer the consequences.
I support Medicaid expansion, Social Security benefits, and Medicare. I support care for all people and will never vote to take access away from them. I will always vote for increased access to healthcare and continue to support policies that move us closer to Medicare for All.