Ballot Initiatives

2020 Election Ballot Issues

Medicaid Expansion Science Note

Medicaid is a joint federal and state program established in 1965 to provide health insurance to low-income families, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. Under Medicaid expansion, adults (age 19-65) with a household income less than 138% of the federal poverty level would be eligible to receive Medicaid coverage.

States that have adopted Medicaid expansion report that their populations have increased access to medical care and resources, including mental health treatment, relative to non-expansion states. These states have also reported that Medicaid expansion is associated with decreased mortality rates, including mortalities resulting from opioid overdoses.

For a full list of ballot provisions, visit the Missouri Secretary of State’s website.


2018 Midterm Election Ballot Issues

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Medical Marijuana Science Note

In Missouri, the November 6th midterm ballot will contain three provisions related to medical marijuana. In order to help you better understand the science behind medical marijuana, we’ve summarized some of the most common findings by scientists related to this topic. While this list is not comprehensive, we put together some brief information on the science behind medical marijuana to help inform voters of their options on November 6th.

For a full list of ballot provisions, visit the Missouri Secretary of State’s website.