Senator Gannon’s Bill For Pregnant & Post Partum Women Advances

(Jefferson City) A proposal more than one year in the making sees time on the floor this week in the Missouri Senate.

Senate bills 45 and 90 would modify provisions relating to MO HealthNet services for pregnant and post-partum women.

State Senator Elaine Gannon of Desoto is the sponsor for Senate Bill 45.

State Senator Tracy McCreery of St. Louis County sponsors Senate Bill 90.

Both bills received first-round Missouri Senate approval on Tuesday evening.

Another yes vote would send the measures to the Missouri House of Representatives for their consideration.

Extending care for women was also a part of last year’s regular legislative session.