St. Louis business community supports Medicaid expansion
Dear Missouri Legislators,
Greater St. Louis, Inc. and the undersigned, respectfully call on you and your colleagues to fully implement Medicaid’s expansion in Missouri in fiscal year 2022. As corporate leaders, we believe Medicaid’s expansion is one of the best economic investments Missouri can make this year.
As you know, Missouri voters approved Amendment 2 in 2020 to become the 38th state to expand Medicaid. Both Republican and Democrat-led states have successfully implemented Medicaid’s expansion as it is a smart, business-friendly investment. A number of reputable institutions report that Medicaid’s expansion will generate billions in economic output and create thousands of jobs. It also provides medical care to hundreds of thousands of working Missourians. Almost 80 percent of these jobs would be created outside of healthcare.
Developing and recruiting a healthy workforce is important to the growth of any Missouri business and is good for the general economic health of the state. If we don’t act, we will be at a competitive disadvantage vis-à-vis the 37 other states that made this investment.
Medicaid’s expansion is a proven job maker. Missouri can no longer sit on the sidelines. Governor Mike Parson included the Medicaid expansion in his proposed budget, and we need the General Assembly to add it to the budget for fiscal 2022.
Thank you for your guidance and service in the state of Missouri. Thank you for your support.
With best regards,
Aptimmune Biologics, Inc.
Barnes Jewish Hospital
Blackthorn Pub and Pizza
Botanicals Design Studio
Bridge bread bakery
Childcare Aware of Missouri
St. Louis County, Inc. Community Action Agency
Missouri Consumer Council
Cortex innovation community
Crowe & Shanahan, The Social Security Law Group
CTC Genomics, LLC
Custom Engineering Inc.
DeSales community development
Dog Tired St. Louis, LLC
Edison Agrosciences, Inc.
EFK Moen, LLC
Enterprise Holdings Inc.
Foundations for Change, LLC
Gaslight Studio STL
Golden Care Alliance, LLC
Grasse & Associates
Greater North County Chamber of Commerce
Greater St. Louis, Inc.
Bigger than games
Hands, Heart & Soul LLC
Healthy Eating, LLC
Heavy Reef Brewing Company, LLC
Hess meat machines
Metropolitan St. Louis Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Personal Virtual Away Events, LLC
International Institute of St. Louis
Jeff Wunrow Designs
Council for Relations with the Jewish Community
Kiku Obata & Company
Kim Plank Consulting, LLC
Julia L. Gray, LLC law firms
Limitless planet trips & events
Mastercard Technologies, LLC.
Mercy Metropolitan Parks and Recreation Area of St. Louis
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Missouri Budget Project
NAMI St. Louis
NCCJ St. Louis
North County Incorporated
Oakland Capital Partners, LLC.
O’Reilly auto parts
Parkway Pathology Group
Doctors for a national health program (MO chapter)
Pint Size Bakery & Coffee
Project Controls Group, Inc.
Prudent Investor Services
Public Impact Group
Tendrils Jordan Pediatric Bridge Hospital
SM Wilson & Co.
Saint Louis Bank
Saint Louis University
Schnuck Markets, Inc.
Sheldon Arts Foundation
Soapbox Public Relations
Spanish Lake Community Development Corporation
Sparlin Mental Health
St. Andrews Resources for the Elderly System
St. Louis Arts Chamber of Commerce
St. Louis Community Credit Union
St. Louis Development Corporation
St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
St. Louis Equity Fund, Inc.
St. Louis Mental Health Board
St. Louis Regional Health Commission
Starkloff Disability Institute
TAO + LEE Associates, Inc.
Technology integration technology
The St. Louis Rehabilitation Institute
Thompson Coburn LLP
Tower Grove Manor
Vector Communications Corporation
Washington University in St. Louis
Greater St. Louis Women’s Foundation
Yoga St. Louis