Medicaid expansion would break the bank, crowd out essential services

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Where will the money come from to pay for Medicaid expansion? That is the question that pro-Medicaid expansion groups can’t answer and don’t want you to ask.

On Aug. 4, Missouri voters have a critical choice to make. Voting for Amendment 2 would expand Medicaid to all able-bodied adults earning up to 133 percent of the poverty level, prohibiting the state from placing any additional restrictions on eligibility or enrollment standards, and crowding out resources from those Medicaid was intended for.

We can expand Medicaid, or we can save our state budget solvency. But we can’t do both.