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Wed Dec 12, 2012, 12:14 PM

Survey: State Responsible For Access To Health Care

Most Missourians support Medicaid expansion and believe the state government has a responsibility to ensure access to affordable health care, according to a new survey by the Missouri Foundation for Health.

What's particularly noteworthy about this survey is that a majority of the responders agreed this is a responsibility that must be met, even if it means raising taxes. 55 percent of responders say Missouri's state government must act to do so, while 34 percent say we can't afford it.

"We see voters ready to take some pretty drastic action, even if it costs them a little something," Brian Nienaber said. Nienaber is vice president of the Tarrance Group, who helped conduct the survey. "They are willing to see the state legislature take a bold action to ensure that voters get affordable health insurance."


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