A Republican-led House committee has approved legislation that would expand Missouri's Medicaid program — but not as greatly as called for under President Barack Obama's health care law. The bill endorsed yesterday evening includes a fivefold increase in Missouri's income eligibility thresholds for adults to qualify for Medicaid. But the bill would not go as far as Obama's administration has said is necessary for states to receive full federal funding for the Medicaid expansion.

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