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During the latest regular legislative session the right wingnut controlled Missouri General Assembly failed to continue the legislation enabling the previously non-controversial Federal Reimbursement Allowance [FRA] program for Missouri.

There is a looming deadline for legislation to implement the program before it impacts Medicaid and forces cuts in other general revenue funded areas.

Governor Mike Parson (r) has called a special session of the General Assembly in attempt to deal with the mess.

Governor Mike Parson (r) [2018 file photo].

A few minutes ago:

Governor Mike Parson @GovParsonMO
Today, I am calling a special session beginning Wednesday, June 23 at 12:00pm, to focus on extending the Federal Reimbursement Allowances (FRA) and related allowances, taxes, and assessments necessary for funding MO HealthNet before cost-savings measures are needed on July 1.
12:01 PM · Jun 22, 2021

Last minute. That certainly bodes well, eh?

Some of the response:

“Cost-saving measures”

You’ll do anything to prevent your wealthy donors from being taxed, Mike.

Missouri vote for Democrats if you want a better deal and a functioning government.

Maybe figure out how to implement Medicaid expansion. That will be a game changer for thousands of Missourians

You have really screwed this up already

Republicans waste their time and our money on things we don’t want, and ignore the things we need and voted for. Missouri needs leadership.

People can dream.

The rube Parson cares more about guns than the health of Missourians.

Your resignation would be better. You’re in over your head and totally unable to lead this state.

Another cluster of incompetence. How much will this cost and hurt the residents of Missouri?


“The buck stops…somewhere over there” (June 22, 2021)

On the mark (June 22, 2021)