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Gov. Nixon invites lawmakers to sit down and talk Medicaid

Date: November 5, 2013
By: Christina Turner
State Capitol Bureau

Intro: 
Governor Jay Nixon says he's ready to sit down and talk Medicaid with some of the same lawmakers who voted to block expansion this year.
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Wrap: Governor Nixon has invited House and Senate members working on the state's Medicaid system to sit down and talk possible reforms two days before Thanksgiving.

St. Louis County Republican Representative Sue Allen says she's planning to go to the meeting, but she's skeptical about what the governor has to say.

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Description: "I think he's going to still provide all of his arguments on why we need to take the federal dollars, along with the strings attached, and expand."

Republican Representative Noel Torpey says he hopes the governor can help the House and Senate get on the same page before the legislative session begins in January.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Christina Turner.

 

Intro: 
For the first time, Governor Jay Nixon is hosting a public discussion on healthcare reform with state lawmakers.
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Wrap: Governor Nixon has asked House and Senate members working on Missouri's Medicaid system to sit down and talk about possible healthcare reforms two days before Thanskgiving.

Democratic Representative Stephen Webber says he hopes the Governor's involvement will get people moving on the issue.

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Description: "This has been one of the most well-researched, throroughly examined issues that I've seen in the last five years. If we don't move forward and actually pass some sort of expansion this year, it's only because people didn't want to do it."

St. Louis County Republican Representative Sue Allen says she thinks Nixon will still argue for full Medicaid expansion.

The governor's plans for federal Medicaid expansion died in the legislature during the last session.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Christina Turner.

Intro: 
The confrontation between the Missouri legislature and Governor Jay Nixon has taken a dramatic turn.
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Wrap: Governor Nixon is inviting House and Senate members working on Missouri's Medicaid system to talk about possible healthcare reforms.

Republican Representative Noel Torpey says he's excited the governor is hosting a discussion before the legislative session.

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Description: "When talking to our caucus, he's always talked about reform and expansion, and so I'm grateful that he's reaching out early."

Democratic Representative Stephen Webber says he hopes the governor's involvement encourages lawmakers to take action.

Lawmakers who accept the Governor's invitation will sit down with him two days before Thanksgiving.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Christina Turner.


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