During visit to Ozarks Medical Center, Gov. Nixon calls on General Assembly to prevent further damage to the economy by bringing Missourians’ tax dollars home
• With Missouri taxpayers having spent $500 million for health care in other states, new report shows inaction has also cost the state more than 3,000 jobs
WEST PLAINS, Mo. – As the tab for the General Assembly’s inaction on Medicaid exceeded $500 million, Gov. Jay Nixon visited Ozarks Medical Center in West Plains to call on legislators to prevent further damage to the economy and stop flow of taxpayer dollars to other states. Last week, a report from the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and the Missouri Hospital Association found that inaction on Medicaid already cost the state more than 3,000 jobs over the past six months alone. The Governor was joined by representatives of the West Plains Chamber of Commerce, which has endorsed Medicaid reform and expansion.