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April 5, 2013MO |  By: MDN

Nixon Porridge

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says the six weeks left in the legislative session leaves him plenty of time to work with the General Assembly on Medicaid expansion.

A House committee passed a bill to expand the program for Missourians with incomes below 100 percent of the federal poverty level. The governor chose a fairy tale to serve as his metaphor to describe the progress of Medicaid expansion in the General Assembly.

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The Republican led legislature has shot down a full Medicaid expansion several times, but the Democratic governor says the bill may be the next best thing he can use to gain support for an expansion.