Missouri Democrats try again to stop in-home, nursing cuts
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Some Democratic Missouri lawmakers are reviving efforts to prevent cuts to in-home and nursing care for the elderly and disabled.
The Republican-led Legislature passed a bill this year to restore funding for about 8,300 seniors and disabled people at risk of losing in-home and nursing care through a Medicaid program. But Republican Gov. Eric Greitens vetoed that bill.
In response, three House Democrats on Monday asked the state not to request a federal waiver to cut services. Democratic Springfield Rep. Crystal Quade and others also said lawmakers should try to override Greitens’ veto.
Lawmakers have a chanc at overriding the governor in September, but it’s unclear whether there will be enough support if there’s a vote. The measure passed the House in May without enough votes for an override.