rep. jay barnes http://kbia.org en Will Missouri's GOP-backed Medicaid expansion get federal approval? http://kbia.org/post/will-missouris-gop-backed-medicaid-expansion-get-federal-approval <p></p><p>Missouri’s <a href="http://www.kbia.org/post/mo-house-defeats-medicaid-expansion-effort">Republican-led House on Tuesday struck down</a> Democrats’ attempts to include Medicaid expansion in the state’s budget.</p><p>If that scenario sounds familiar to you, it’s because these rejections have happened a few times before. On Feb. 25, <a href="http://kbia.org/post/two-separate-mo-house-committees-reject-medicaid-expansion-efforts">two House committees rejected</a> Rep. Jake Hummel’s (D-St. Louis) bill to expand Medicaid under the terms of the Affordable Care Act. On March 14, <a href="http://www.kbia.org/post/mo-senate-house-committees-defeat-medicaid-expansion-plans">the Senate Appropriations committee voted down</a> the Senate Democrats’ version of the expansion bill.</p><p>Rep. Jay Barnes (R-Jefferson City) was in one of the committees that struck down Rep. Hummel's Medicaid expansion proposal. Barnes has since introduced his own version of the expansion -- outlined in <a href="http://house.mo.gov/billtracking/bills131/biltxt/intro/HB0700I.htm">House Bill 700</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 27 Mar 2013 18:46:52 +0000 Harum Helmy 31071 at http://kbia.org Will Missouri's GOP-backed Medicaid expansion get federal approval?