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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - On their final day of work, Missouri lawmakers passed one of the biggest issues of the session. The House and Senate gave final approval to a bill overhauling the Medicaid health care program for the poor. The bill would place more emphasis on preventive health care in a renamed "MO HealthNet" program. It would also restore certain health benefits to some whose services were cut two years ago. The Senate passed the bill 26-to-7. The House then gave it final approval by a 92-to-67 vote, sending it to Governor Blunt just 45 minutes before the mandatory end of the session.

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