Barbara Shelly

December 31, 2013 3:03 PM

Missouri Republicans don’t appear enthusiastic as Gov. Jay Nixon champions health care for the poor

Such is Missouri’s political climate that a Republican legislator who chooses to be sensible and compassionate about health care for poor people must fear a challenge from the right. Still, if Gov. Jay Nixon has political aspirations beyond finishing his second term as governor, his credibility in Democratic circles can only be enhanced by continuing as a vocal champion of Medicaid expansion.

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