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Fri May 28, 2021, 07:48 AM

Judge sets trial date for lawsuit over Missouri Medicaid expansion

The lawsuit seeking to force Missouri to expand Medicaid coverage under a voter-approved constitutional amendment will go to trial June 18 in Cole County.

On Wednesday morning, Circuit Judge Jon Beetem met in a conference call with Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office and attorneys for the three people suing for coverage. In an online notation with the case, Beetem ordered a “hearing on Stipulated Facts.”

That means that there is no dispute about what is happening. Instead, it is a dispute about how the law should be applied.

“Both sides will make their case to the judge and the judge will issue a decision in due course,” Marianna Deal, spokeswoman for Schmitt’s office, wrote in email. “Beyond that, we aren’t going to comment further on pending litigation.”

Read more: https://missouriindependent.com/2021/05/26/judge-sets-trial-date-for-lawsuit-over-missouri-medicaid-expansion/

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