Advocacy groups for the state’s Medicaid and MC-Plus for Kids programs are disputing a recent report that says the programs are not run as efficiently as they could be. Jennifer Hill with the Missouri Budget Project takes aim at a Committee on Legislative Research Oversight report that says the Department of Social Services is not making sure the money from the programs goes to those truly eligible. Hill says that means more taxes to pay for Medicaid. But even with Governor-elect Matt Blunt and other legislative leaders having all but ruled out tax increases, Hill says there are lawmakers who would back more revenues – in particular, the closing of corporate tax loopholes. She says she woud not get into a game of cutting other programs to pay for this one.
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