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Second lawsuit filed against Missouri Medicaid expansion

Posted at 5:00 AM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 06:01:26-04

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo — A second lawsuit has been filed against a ballot proposal to expand Medicaid health care eligibility to thousands more low-income adults.

Conservative advocacy group United for Missouri on Wednesday announced it's suing the limited-government group’s lawsuit against the Secretary of State’s office to take the measure off the Aug. 4 ballot.

The limited-government group said the measure would expand who is eligible for Medicaid in Missouri but doesn't include a source to pay for that.

Americans for Prosperity-Missouri has filed a similar lawsuit. A spokesman for the campaign promoting expanded Medicaid eligibility said it will aggressively fight the lawsuits.