Rhonda Perry speaks out in this letter to the editor in Columbia Missourian. Medicaid Expansion Will Strengthen Health of Rural Missouri.

July 28th 2020

As a cattle and grain farmer from Howard County and program director of the Missouri Rural Crisis Center, I work with hundreds of rural families throughout Missouri.

I have seen many of the struggles Missouri farmers and rural people face, which is why I support Medicaid expansion.

I always appreciate the thoughtful debate that Steve Spellman brings to mid-Missouri through his community radio show, but I disagree with his recent opinion piece about Medicaid expansion.

The facts show that expanding Missouri’s Medicaid program, MO HealthNet, would bring much-needed federal funding into our state.

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