Health care supporters will be holding rallies across the state to call on Governor Parson to immediately take action to stop the ongoing purge of eligible Missourians from the Medicaid program.

A spokeswoman with MO Health Care For All says since January 2018 nearly 130-thousand people in Missouri including more than 100,000 children have been dropped from their Medicaid health insurance.

A rally is scheduled in Springfield at Glenstone and Battlefield from four until six today.

(Information provided by Missouri Health Care For All)

On Tuesday, August 27, health care supporters will hold rallies around the state to call on Governor Parson to take immediate action to stop the ongoing purge of eligible Missourians from the Medicaid program.

Since January 1, 2018, nearly 130,000 Missourians – including more than 100,000 children – have been abruptly dropped from their Medicaid health insurance. Most, if not all, were still eligible when they were dropped.

Despite the mounting evidence that this is a problem that could be solved by Governor Parson and his appointees, the administration refuses to take responsibility, instead continuing to blame everybody and everything else.

After 19 months of inaction, health care advocates will take to the streets to tell Governor Parson: Fix this, now.

Rallies will be held on Tuesday, August 27, at the following times and locations:

Tuesday, August 27, 8:00-9:30 am

· St. Louis: intersection of Lindell and Kingshighway

Tuesday, August 27, 4:00-6:00 pm

· Joplin: 7th and Range Line

· Kansas City: 47th J C Nichols Pkwy (NE Corner of Broadway Blvd and W. 47th)

· Springfield: Glenstone and Battlefield

· West Plains: West Plains Square, 35 Court Square

Tuesday, August 27, 4:30-6:00 pm

· Arnold: Intersection of Jeffco Blvd and Hwy 141