The program, which has provided health care for the blind for decades in Missouri, was slashed last week by a majority of the members of a committee of the House of Representatives. The Governor has strongly opposed these cuts and today called on the full House of Representatives to fully restore the program. The program provides medical care and support to blind Missouri residents who have no other means of support, enabling them to live independently. Detailed eligibility criteria, such as a strict asset limit, ensure that this program truly helps blind Missourians with the greatest need.
Gov. Jay Nixon is joining leaders from the Missouri Council of the Blind and the National Federation of the Blind-Missouri to call for restoration of vital health care coverage for more than 2,000 needy blind Missourians.