Missouri House leadership remains worried about the growth of Medicaid. And House leaders say they still favor the cuts to Medicaid proposed last year that became extremely controversial. House Budget Committee Chairman-designee Representative Brad Lager of Maryville says he’s concerned about the growth of Medicaid mandated by the federal government that will total $400-Million next year. Lager says the state can’t accept such growth. Lager and other House leaders say they still favor the Medicaid cuts proposed by the House last session. They would have cut 48,000 Missourians from Medicaid which would have saved the State around $36-Million. The measure attracted enormous controversy and failed to get through the Senate, where leading Republicans there blocked it.
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