The U.S. House of Representatives will consider landmark legislation that would expand access to affordable health care coverage to millions of Americans through a combination of making low-cost marketplace health plans available to low-income people in states that have yet to expand Medicaid, permanently increasing federal funding for Medicaid in the U.S. Territories, and extending increased subsidies for individuals to buy marketplace coverage nationwide.
Amicus Brief Filed in Medicaid Expansion Lawsuit
Health and patient advocacy groups filed an amicus curiae brief today in the Missouri Supreme Court, noting the vital role that the implementation of expanded eligibility for Medicaid would have in the lives of hundreds of thousands of Missourians.
Statement from American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) Government Relations Director Emily Kalmer
Jefferson City, MO - “ Health and patient advocacy groups filed an amicus curiae (or friend-of-the-court) brief today in the Missouri Supreme Court, noting the vital role that the implementation of expanded eligibility for Medicaid would have in the lives of hundreds of thousands of Missourians.
"The evidence is clear and overwhelming that the insurance coverage provided by expanding Medicaid is truly lifesaving. Tomorrow, Oklahoma will join 36 other states to ensure more low-income individuals have access to health insurance. The majority of voters expected Missouri to do the same.”
About ACS CAN at 20
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