The medical community is under a financial strain.
And the state is scrambling to figure out how to pay for the care that’s essential to getting people back from the hospital.
The crisis has been a big topic of conversation in Missouri’s capital city of St. Louis.
It’s become an election year issue in the state’s Democratic Party, and Gov.
Jay Nixon is expected to announce a major plan on Wednesday that could cost $3.2 billion, or about 5 percent of the state budget.
While the costs are daunting, the numbers add up to a serious problem for a state that has already had an expensive and slow recovery from the Great Recession.
The state’s Medicaid system is the third-largest in the nation, with an enrollment rate of nearly 21 percent.
Its share of the federal health care budget has been declining, and the governor is already on record criticizing his Republican predecessor, John Ashcroft, for his failure to provide more funding for Medicaid.
While Missouri has had some success in reducing health care costs, that was a result of efforts from several different agencies.
A federal program called Medicare for All created a state-run health care system with universal coverage.
And in 2014, President Barack Obama signed legislation that created a “Medicare for All State” plan to offer a single-payer health care plan for the entire United States.
But the Medicaid system has been in dire straits.
According to the most recent data available from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Missouri’s population fell to 3.2 million in March.
The state is projected to have about 12.4 million residents by 2024.
The numbers for the Missouri health care network aren’t particularly encouraging.
In fiscal year 2016, the state spent about $5.7 billion, about 5.5 percent of its budget, on Medicaid and other health care.
In that same fiscal year, the Missouri General Assembly approved a package of tax breaks that would pay for more than half of Missouri Medicaid spending.
And there are a number of problems with the current system.
The system is in the middle of an enormous expansion, which has put pressure on its health care providers.
And even though the expansion has reduced the number of people who qualify for Medicaid, the expansion is only supposed to cover the first 6 percent of people in Missouri who need care.
To address the cost of covering people who need Medicaid, a combination of state and federal funding is needed.
The Missouri plan, if approved by the legislature, would help the state reduce its Medicaid share from 8 percent to 6 percent over a decade.
That would give Missouri’s state health care workers a pay raise of about $1.5 million a year, according to the governor’s office.
The plan would also allow Missouri to expand its Medicaid population to about 30,000, or 5 percent, by 2020.
It would be able to pay the remaining $1 billion in state Medicaid spending, the governor said in a statement.
The governor has said the state would like to spend more on health care in the future.
But if it’s a one-time payment to Medicaid recipients, it could take decades for the system to stabilize, said Andrew Smith, executive director of the Missouri Health Care Association, an advocacy group.
The Medicaid plan is the latest effort by Missouri Democrats to take a look at what could be done to save the state from a similar crisis that’s facing many other states.
The effort also comes as state and local governments are under increasing pressure to cut costs and save money as the cost-of-living continues to rise and wages remain stagnant.
The problem has become particularly acute in Missouri, where Missourians have been forced to cut back on their health care because of a series of events that have affected Medicaid and Medicare.
The Great Recession and the Affordable Care Act made it easier for people who rely on Medicaid to access the care they need.
The Affordable Care Acts created a system for people to receive subsidies to help pay for health insurance premiums.
And while the government doesn’t yet have a mechanism to allow states to charge a higher premium, it does have a plan that lets people pay less out of pocket for health care than they do now.
That’s one reason that many people have chosen to stay on Medicaid.
But that’s not the only reason.
The Affordable Care act also set up a “premium support” program to help people who don’t qualify for Medicare or Medicaid to pay more for health coverage, including some people who are already in Medicare or who don´t qualify for any type of Medicaid program.
That’s called the premium support program.
But because it doesn’t apply to all people, it’s an area that needs more attention.
In some states, premiums are already rising at the expense of people with Medicaid.
That means people who have insurance can pay a higher rate for the same coverage.
That can have a dramatic impact on a person’s health.
In the Missouri case, a number would