Missouri Democrats try again to stop in-home, nursing cuts


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some Democratic Missouri lawmakers on Monday tried to revive efforts to prevent cuts to in-home and nursing care for the elderly and disabled by asking the state not to seek federal approval to slash the program and calling on lawmakers to go against the governor and protect funding.

At issue is money for in-home and nursing care services through a Medicaid program for about 8,300 seniors and disabled people that faces cuts during the tight budget year.

The Republican-led Legislature in May passed a bill to restore funding by allowing the state's administration...

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