INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- Missouri lawmakers and others involved in the issue of expanding Medicaid in the state will meet for a day-long discussion Tuesday, July 10.
Medicaid Expansion is being promoted by Governor Jay Nixon to area hospitals like Truman Medical Center to extend coverage to 300,000 more Missourians.
"If we just look at just simply -- we're going to cut this part of state government or we're going to cut this," said Sen. Paul LeVota, D-Independence. "It's going to have ramifications that could be more expensive or less expensive."
Republican lawmakers agree that change is needed by enlarging the program is not the solution.
Under Obamacare, Washington would pay for medicaid expansion for three years and the states would take over partial payment after that.
The Medicaid issue will be the topic of discussion beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Metropolitan Community College-Blue River.