Groups rally for Medicaid expansion

A coalition of Missouri social and business organizations think it’s a no-brainer: Missouri is better off, financially and medically, if lawmakers approve expanding the number of people eligible for Medicaid assistance.

For Jeannie Coley, 40, of Mexico, the math is much easier.

With her and her husband, 43 and unemployed for more than a year, there’s no health insurance or money to cover medical emergencies, and expanding Medicaid helps them pay their bills. When there are problems now, the Mid-Missouri woman told ....

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