The fight for Medicaid expansion reinvigorated

August 25, 2016

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By: Jamilah Nasheed

My 10 years of holding public office has taught me to expect surprises. However, I was completely surprised — actually shocked — to learn that a Cole County prosecutor had suggested I’d been the victim of the group of clergy protesters known as the “Medicaid 23.”

When the protesters began their chants in the Senate gallery, I was on the floor filibustering a separate but similar attack on working people. The truth is, prosecution of the protesters was nothing more than the latest politically motivated smokescreen aimed at preventing what they, I and so many other Missourians are fighting for: Medicaid expansion across our state.


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