Missouri resident Patricia Powers had no health insurance when she was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago; she and her disabled husband were struggling to get by on, at most, $1,500 a month. If they’d lived across the river in Illinois, she’d have been eligible for Medicaid.

Missouri resident Patricia Powers had no health insurance when she was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago; she and her disabled husband were struggling to get by on, at most, $1,500 a month.  If they’d lived across the river in Illinois, she’d have been eligible for Medicaid.