Labor groups plan push for support of expanded Medicaid benefits in Missouri

Updated: 2013-04-25T15:19:49Z

Union representatives in Missouri plan to canvass neighborhoods in the Kansas City area Saturday to encourage legislators to support an expansion of Medicaid benefits.

Missouri Jobs with Justice and the Missouri AFL-CIO are organizing the grassroots push that is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3p.m. Organizers will meet at the Hy-Vee parking lot at 310 Southwest Ward Road in Lee’s Summit.

Representatives will be asking that key state legislators not support so-called right-to-work legislation, but instead to focus on the full expansion of Medicaid benefits to 138 percent of the federal poverty level.

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