Missouri Democratic Party

The Missouri Democratic Party announced an ambitious set of health care proposals Tuesday, including expansion of Medicaid and policy changes focused on veterans, women’s health and opioid abuse.

Republicans control the House, Senate and Governor’s office in Missouri, making it unlikely the proposals will be adopted. But Stephen Webber, the party chair, said Democrats still want to present a “positive proactive vision.”

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In advance of President Donald Trump's visit to Springfield,the Missouri Democratic Party is calling on the country's leader to not make cuts to healthcare.

MDP chair, Stephen Webber, was joined by democratic representatives, Crystal Quade of Springfield, Sarah Unsicker of St. Louis County and Greg Razer of Kansas City at a news conference outside Springfield City Hall Tuesday to send the message that “Trump needs to stop trying to take healthcare away from Missourians.”

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On the eve of President Donald Trump’s visit to Springfield to speak on tax reform, two groups sounded off on his policies and called for moral leadership.

Earlier Tuesday, it was the Missouri Democratic Party asking Trump to reverse course on attempts to dismantle Obamacare.