Voters will decide in August whether they want to expand health care for low-income Missourians, Gov. Mike Parson announced Monday.
The move from the November general election to the August primaries, which historically have lower voter turnout rates, means Medicaid expansion will not be on the same ballot as the elections for statewide legislative and gubernatorial seats.
If approved by voters, the constitutional amendment will expand Medicaid eligibility to an estimated 230,000 adults in Missouri, including adults earning less than $18,000 individually or $30,000 for a family of three.
Parson said the decision was made, so the state can sooner understand its financial situation moving forward with accommodations for COVID-19.
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