medicaid eligibility

missouri capitol
Ryan Famuliner / KBIA

A Republican plan to revamp and expand Missouri's Medicaid program is getting its first hearing in the state House.

pills
images_of_money / flickr

Missouri has a backlog of about 22,000 parents and children waiting to learn whether they will be covered by Medicaid.

missouri capitol
Ryan Famuliner / KBIA

A Republican-led Senate committee considering changes to Missouri's Medicaid program has rejected a Democratic proposal in support of expanded eligibility.

The decision by the Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation and Reform dealt with what recommendations to include in a report in advance for the 2014 session.

Earlier Wednesday, Democrats walked out of the committee while it considered other recommendations for changing Medicaid.