Governor Blunt says he is willing to call a special legislative session if he gets assurances that the House is prepared to approve a Medicaid fraud bill similar to the bill approved by the Senate during the regular session. Blunt tells the Missourinet that if he receives such an assurance, he would make the call cover both Medicaid fraud and a revival of a scaled-down version of the Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities, or MAWD, program. The MAWD program is also known as the Ticket-to-Work program. The two issues died in the last week of the legislative session during a tug-of-war between the Senate and House. The Senate wanted the House to move on the Medicaid fraud bill before it took up the MAWD legislation. The House wanted the Senate to act first.
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