- July 1, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
A slew of business groups are speaking out in favor of a critical court case aimed at reviving a voter-approved ballot item expanding Medicaid.
Earlier this year, three women sued to sign up for Medicaid after the legislature refused to fund expansion and Gov. Mike Parson pulled plans to open up the program to individuals making roughly $17,800 a year. A lower court ruled that the expansion ballot item that voters approved in 2020 was unconstitutional. Lawyers for the women appealed the ruling to the Missouri Supreme Court, which is scheduled to hear the case on July 13.
On Wednesday, the Missouri Chamber of Commerce, Greater St. Louis Inc., Civic Council of Kansas City, the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and the Springfield Chamber of Commerce filed an amicus brief in support of Medicaid expansion. The brief states that expansion will result in “significant economic benefits to the state and its…