An article from St. Louis Beacon reporter Jo Mannies ran yesterday detailing the impact of the federal health care bill on Missouri.
Mannies reported that the bill could force Missouri to raise its Medicaid eligibility rates. That's because Congress is considering raising the minimum rate up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level, which is much lower than Missouri's current percentage.
Needless to say, the Medicaid provision has caused governors of all political persuasions to raise alarm bells.
The New York Times reported that Democrats such as Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen, Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson all had concerns about the plan. Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas - a Republican who chairs the National Governors Association - called the plan "an unfunded mandate."
So what does Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon think about the proposal? See for yourself: