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Missouri Houses Passes Medicare FRA

As the 2024 legislation draws to a close, the Missouri State House gave its final approval to the Federal Reimbursement Allowance, or the FRA, Wednesday.

The FRA is a tax on Medicare providers that helps fund reimbursements to doctors and hospitals. It is matched with federal funds to bring over $4 billion dollars of funding to the state.

An effort to ban Medicaid reimbursements to Planned Parenthood was signed by the governor in a separate bill, removing a key political issue that might have hindered approval of the FRA by the House.

(Story by Alex Cox, Missouri News Network)

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