Mo Lawmakers Lost Major Federal Funding For Healthcare, Jobs
March 19, 2018

Schupp said that by not taking action, Missouri lawmakers lost an entire year of 100 percent of federal funding for healthcare to low income Missourians and they lost the state more than 20-thousand jobs.

The 2013 Missouri legislative session has wrapped up and State Representative Jill Schupp (D-Creve Coeur) is reflecting on the last few months and sharing with the St. Louis Jewish Light what she took away from Jefferson City.

In the article, Schupp said the most important opportunity the legislature failed to act upon this year was providing healthcare to 260,000 low-income residents of Missouri. Schupp said by not acting, Missouri lawmakers lost one year of 100 percent of federal funding for the state.

In addition to losing healthcare coverage for low-income Missourians, Schupp said the legislature also lost the state tens of thousands of jobs.

Schupp is the state represents the 88th district, including Creve Coeur, Olivette, parts of Town and Country, Frontenac, Ladue and Chesterfield.

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