Tim, St. Charles County

Tim is an engineer who is on the job market after resigning from his previous job due to health and ethical concerns. He would be happy to take a part-time job while he continues the search for full-time employment. The problem he faces, however, is that income from a part-time job would place him in the Medicaid Gap. This would mean that he, his wife, and his daughter would lose their health insurance. By not expanding Medicaid, Missouri legislators are effectively incentivizing Tim and people in similar positions to stay unemployed until they can find full-time work. Tim notes, “Given how Missouri values work and hates work dis-incentives, I don’t understand why Missouri allows the coverage gap to stand. Approving Medicaid Expansion makes sense for workers and aligns with Missouri’s values.”