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    Sebastián Martínez Valdivia
    Medicaid expansion has been a contentious issue across the U.S., and in Missouri, battle lines are drawn at the highest levels of government. State residents voted to expand the health insurance program. But the legislature balked at funding it and the governor says the state will not offer coverage to the estimated 250,000 newly eligible Missourians. That triggered a lawsuit on behalf of three people eligible under expansion. Side Effects Public Media's Sebastian Martinez Valdivia spoke with one of the plaintiffs' lawyers about the case.
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    Noelle Broughton
    Reaching adulthood brings new challenges — new jobs, school, relationships — and that can affect a young person's mental health. But navigating the health care system to get help with that is often not easy.