Volunteers prep for Medicaid expansion petition

Volunteers assembled at Joplin Public Library for petition-training 101, hoping to land Medicaid expansion on the 2020 ballot.

The ballot initiative gives voters the chance to expand Missouri Medicaid eligibility to people making under $18,000 a year, or $30,000 a year for a family of three.

Volunteers learned do’s and don’ts of how to petitionm, with a goal of landing a total of 172,000 signatures.

“Income eligibility limit is 22% of the federal poverty level, which for a family of 3, looks like about $370 a month that they cannot be making more than,” explained KJ McDonald with Missouri Health Care for All.

“I’m excited to be able to be involved in my community and champion a cause that I’m involved in,” said Stella Ndauwa, a volunteer.

You can learn more about the petition or sign up to volunteer here.


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