Rally against Medicaid cuts
Right about now, scores of Missourians are shaking their piggy banks at state legislators in Jefferson City. When former Governor Matt Blunt kicked thousands off the Medicaid roles in 2005, disabled and elderly residents were told to do without basics like hearing aids. The outrage over the cuts led to animated protests, with activists dumping prosthetic limbs in the rotunda and chaining themselves to the doors of the House chambers. Today, advocates are gathering for the “Medicaid Makes Cents” rally at the Missouri capitol, aimed at bringing back the axed services.
A van-full of Kansas City residents made the trip to show they’re not invisible or expendable.