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Senate Appropriations Committee Votes Against Funding Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

Last year, voters in Missouri amended the state constitution to extend access of government health care to thousands of more low income adults.

But now the legislature is arguing over whether to fund that initiative.

The Senate Appropriations Committee voted 7-7 on a plan that would have set funding aside to pay for the program, but a tie is not good enough for passage.

Many Republicans have resisted Medicaid expansion, citing waste with the current program.

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