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A bill to promote awareness and research on mental illness among medical students is moving forward in the Missouri House.

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Some doctors are proposing to make Missouri's Medicaid program a little more like a health club.

Mo. House committee to continue Medicaid hearings next month

Oct 31, 2013

Two days of hearings into Missouri’s Medicaid system were wrapped up Wednesday by a House interim committee tasked with crafting reforms that could also include a moderate increase in coverage.  

Committee members have been examining how some GOP-led state legislatures have expanded Medicaid, but several Republicans remain opposed to approving any expansion until reforms are put in place. 

Keith Frederick of Rolla said doing so would load the cost onto future generations and would be akin to  “financial child abuse.”