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Late this morning in Jefferson City around one hundred fifty supporters of Medicaid expansion in Missouri rallied in front the Governor’s Mansion. If the right wingnut controlled General Assembly had honored the wishes of voters and the explicit language they approved for inclusion in the Missouri Constitution access to health care for hundreds of thousands of Missourians would have started today.

“Honor our vote, fund Medicaid expansion”

“Whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me”

“Medicaid expansion is the law of the land”

“1.1 billion for Missouri”

“The people voted for Medicaid”

“We voted”

“Governor Parson – Shame on You”

“Listen to the people” “Medicaid expansion is good for Missouri’s health”


The rally organizers were aware of a press event at the Missouri Department of Transportation building with Governor Mike Parson (r). The supporters of Medicaid expansion marched on the sidewalk the short distance to the building and continued the rally there, waiting for the governor to exit the building.

“Save Rural Hospitals”

“Shut It Down”

The rally and march was sponsored by Missouri Health Care for All, Missouri Jobs with Justice, and Planned Parenthood Advocates in Missouri.


So, why hasn’t Medicaid Expansion happened in Missouri? (March 31, 2019)

Because Medicaid expansion is “too expensive” (October 28, 2019)

Medicaid Expansion Rally – Clinton, Missouri – April 17, 2021 (April 17, 2021)

Medicaid expansion? What Medicaid expansion? (May 3, 2021)

So it begins (May 21, 2021)