Saturday, September 20, 2014

Speaker of the House rips Social Services

(From Speaker of the House Tim Jones)

In response to a recent media report detailing the failure of the Missouri Department of Social Services to pay Medicaid benefits in a timely fashion, House Speaker Tim Jones issued the following statement:

“Our Medicaid system is meant to provide health care to our most vulnerable citizens and it is disappointing to see an alleged 'glitch’ place additional financial strain on someone who is simply trying to provide her grandchildren with the medications they need. This is a problem that Gov. Nixon's Department of Social Services needs to work quickly to rectify. It is disappointing that the Governor's agencies continue to fail so many Missourians in so many ways. I have asked Rep. Sue Allen to look into this issue in the hope she can work to prevent similar issues from adversely impacting other Missourians in the future.”

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