The Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce announced they are supporting Amendment 2 on Tuesday’s ballot.
The Chamber claims the expansion of Medicaid will have positive effects on job creation, economic growth, and health and productivity of Missourians.
“We are currently losing out on federal funds that would benefit Missouri; if Amendment 2 passes, the state stands to benefit significantly from increased federal investment coming back the state. Missouri would join 37 other states that have expanded their Medicaid program to help address the cost of uncompensated care,” the Chamber said in a press statement.
The Chamber’s Legislative Policy Committee reviewed and made the recommendation to the full chamber. They called Amendment 2 not “the preferred method” and said they would have preferred to have the matter handled legislatively.