Jake Hummel

Government
9:36 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Missouri Republican Proposes Market-Based Medicaid

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A long-promised Republican alternative to Medicaid expansion was filed in the Missouri House Tuesday.  It’s being touted as “market-based Medicaid."

Under the bill, private insurers would compete to provide coverage for Medicaid recipients, and those recipients could get cash incentives for taking care of their health and avoiding costly medical procedures. 

The bill is sponsored by GOP House Member Jay Barnes of Jefferson City.

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Government
4:56 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Two Separate Mo. House Committees Reject Medicaid Expansion Efforts

Nearly 100 people crowded into a room at the Mo. Capitol to attend a hearing on HB627, which would have expanded Medicaid to 300,000 Missourians. The bill was voted down 2-5.
Marshall Griffin St. Louis Public Radio

Medicaid expansion is dead for now in the Missouri House.  Two separate House committees voted down efforts on Monday to expand Medicaid to 259-thousand Missourians next year and 41,000 more in later years.

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Government
3:26 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Smoking In Mo House: GOP, Yes; Dems, No

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Republican members of the Missouri House who smoke will still be able to, while Democrats won’t. That's the result of a new House rule adopted today.

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Government
10:15 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Missouri Democrats Look To Restore Campaign Contribution Caps

Democratic Representative Kevin McManus
http://www.house.mo.gov

House Democrats say they’ll again try to get campaign contribution limits restored in Missouri when next year’s regular legislative session begins. 

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