WashU endorses Medicaid expansion ballot initiative

COVID-19 has put health care top of mind for everyone. Far too many hardworking
Missourians who earn less than $18,000 a year find themselves slipping through the cracks in our health-care system because their jobs don’t provide insurance, and they’re unable to afford coverage on the open market. This coverage gap includes parents, thousands of uninsured veterans and those nearing retirement. Passing Medicaid expansion will help to ensure that these Missourians can get health care when they need it. WashU is among the nearly 300 organizations that have endorsed the Amendment 2 ballot initiative on the Aug. 4 ballot. Passing Amendment 2 will also help boost our state’s economy and generate additional jobs during our ongoing economic crisis.