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December 29, 2012 9:06 PM

Missouri senator wants changes in Medicaid

While Gov. Jay Nixon and Republican legislative leaders quarrel over whether to expand the public health insurance program for the poor, one GOP state senator is proposing to cut some people off the coverage. Sen. Rob Schaaf, a St. Joseph Republican, wants to roll back Medicaid eligibility standards for pregnant women and young children. That savings, Schaaf said, would be used to expand eligibility for elderly, disabled and blind Missourians.

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