Shame on the Missouri Legislature. The Governor’s Insure Missouri proposal would have provided health coverage to 54,000 parents with incomes at or below the poverty line. Instead of implementing the program by emergency rule, some legislators wanted broader legislative consensus. Instead of consensus, they presented several competing bills that diluted Insure Missouri, added unworkable health-care savings accounts, and set high deductibles. None of the bills was passed, and nothing was done to improve health care access or affordability for Missourians.
Our legislators refuse to help even the neediest in our state, so we must raise our voices and demand legislation to provide affordable health care. I urge you to read and sign the Missouri Health Care for All principles. Go to www.ga6.org/campaign/hcfa_principles.
We will make our voices heard so our representatives and senators can no longer ignore our health care needs.
Treasurer, Women’s Voices Raised for Social Justice