(Jefferson City) To fund or not to fund Medicaid expansion was in front of the Missouri Supreme Court today.
Last August, a majority of Missouri voters supported the measure where 275-thousand low-income Missourians to be able to afford health care.
But the Republican-controlled Missouri Legislature voted against what the citizens of the state wanted.
The legislature chose not to fund the expansion.
Three low-income women who have serious health conditions sued the State and want the same coverage as those who are currently getting Medicaid.
In June, a Cole County judge ruled the ballot measure was unconstitutional because it did not contain a way to fund the expansion.
It’s unknown when the Missouri Supreme Court will make a ruling.