Jun. 5—JEFFERSON CITY — Gov.
The duo include
The other plaintiff is
Attorneys for Barber and Chaney are seeking a decision similar to a lawsuit filed on
That case was filed against the
"Permitting intervention will conserve judicial resources and avoid the possibility of conflicting judgments, and in that the question of the right to Medicaid expansion under
Opponents of the expansion in the Republican-dominated Legislature argued proponents should have included a funding mechanism in their ballot language.
Because of the lack of funding in the budget, Parson's administration has opted to not move forward with the expansion.
In the Barber-Chaney lawsuit,
The two include
During the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government has granted waivers to keep people like Barber on Medicaid through the end of the year. But if the program doesn't expand, he's going have to decide whether to quit one of his jobs or take the private insurance he could get through his union.
If he takes the private insurance, he would give up some of the specialized disability services he receives.
"I want to work," Barber said. "It makes my life better."
Originally posted Friday at
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