Statewide law enforcement groups join Gov. Nixon’s call to strengthen Medicaid, enhance public safety
Missouri Police Chiefs Association, Missouri FOP, and executive board of the Missouri Sheriffs Association all endorse plan to expand access to mental health services
JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon said today that three of Missouri’s most prominent statewide law enforcement groups have joined the growing call for the strengthening of Medicaid. The Missouri Police Chiefs Association, the Missouri Fraternal Order of Police, and the executive board of the Missouri Sheriffs Association all recently stated their support for strengthening Medicaid because of how it would benefit public safety by improving access to treatment for individuals with mental illness.
Of the 300,000 additional Missourians who would receive health coverage under an expansion of Medicaid, an estimated 50,000 need mental health services.