Statement from Health Forward Foundation on Medicaid Expansion
Jul 30, 2020
Health Forward has long recognized that a lack of insurance is a critical barrier to health. As such, Health Forward has been proud to lead efforts to place the decision to expand Medicaid before Missouri voters. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring that Missourians have access to health care was the right thing to do. Now more than ever, a YES vote on Amendment 2 is the obvious path forward. Medicaid expansion would make our families healthier, our communities safer, and our economy stronger. Expanding Medicaid in Missouri is both a vital forward step in our ongoing effort to eliminate health injustices in health care access and a critical next step on the road to economic recovery.