The EladPod: Live Town Halls with Elad Gross

#EladPod 3.5: Dr. Timothy McBride on Medicaid, Expansion, and Missouri

April 4, 2021

Dr. Tim McBride is an expert on Medicaid policy and health care economics. He is the Bernard Becker Professor at Washington University in St. Louis's Brown School and the co-director of the Center for Health Economics and Policy. He also formerly served as the chair of the MO HealthNet Oversight Committee, overseeing Missouri's Medicaid program, and he has decades of experience working on rural health care policy.

Although Missourians passed a state constitutional amendment to expand Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands of residents who make a little above poverty wages, the Missouri legislature is considering not funding the voter-approved health care program. We talk about Missouri's Medicaid program, what effect expansion could have on Missouri, and how the current political conflict may resolve.

The #EladPod is an open Missouri online town hall program designed to bring our government back to you. Hosted by Elad Gross, a Missouri civil rights attorney and educator. Learn more at

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