Committee Hears Constitutional Amendment on Medicaid


This week, the House Budget Committee heard HJR 92, sponsored by Rep. J. Eggleston (R-Maysville). HRJ 92 would put before the voters whether to remove the prohibition on imposing additional restrictions on Medicaid eligibility. For example, this could open the door for work requirements or other restrictions for Medicaid eligibility.  HJR 92 is similar to HJR 117 that the House passed last week which would ask voters to specifically approve work requirements for Medicaid.

Opponents of the measure included Healthcare for All, AARP, Missouri Budget Project, and the MCC. It was stressed that Missouri voters approved expanding Medicaid in August 2020 and that the legislature shouldn’t make changes to the program before it's even implemented. The committee took no action on the bill.

March 4, 2022 - 1:41pm

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