Missouri Medicaid Reinstated (2008)
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It would have also provided health care to residents earning minimum wage, to those whose incomes don't exceed 200 percent of the federal poverty level, and to disabled Missourians employed in sheltered workshops.
According to estimates provided by the State Auditor's office, the restored benefits would cost the state about $255 million a year.
This initiative failed to submit enough signatures to qualify for the ballot.
Robin Acree, a community activist from Mexico, MO, led the petition drive.
"This would take Missouri HealthNet and make it a quality, affordable and comprehensive program for more Missourians," Acree said.
Governor - Matt Blunt proposed the original cut backs and would have likely opposed reinstating the increase.