We Paid For It

Strengthening and reforming Medicaid would bring the federal dollars that Missourians send to Washington back to Missouri to provide health care coverage to an additional 300,000 working Missourians making no more than $32,913 a year for a family of four. As a result of the legislature’s failure to act, those dollars – $5.47 million a day, $2 billion a year – are now being spent in other states. Some states are implementing innovative state-based reforms to promote personal responsibility and make health care more efficient and effective.

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Sources:
Kaiser Family Foundation
Tax estimates based on the $2 billion a year that Missouri will not receive due to the legislature’s failure to expand and reform Medicaid.
Data is current as of April 15, 2014.