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Missouri Medicaid expansion hearing delayed by new Juneteenth holiday

Juneteenth federal holiday prompts reschedule
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Posted at 5:47 PM, Jun 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-17 18:47:20-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A hearing over Missouri’s Medicaid expansion lawsuit has been pushed back.

Originally scheduled for Friday in Cole County, the hearing was delayed until 1 p.m. Monday after President Joe Biden signed into law Juneteenth as a federal holiday.

Missouri courts will be closed Friday as a result.

Three Missourians filed suit after legislators did not appropriate funds for the voter-approved expansion.

The expansion was on the August ballot.