Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will compliment Missouri lawmakers Tuesday for passing a new law that's meant to increase transparency in the state's Medicaid program.
Gingrich will hold a Tuesday afternoon press conference in St. Louis and follow that with a statewide conference call. Rep. Brian Yates and State Sens. Scott Rupp and Eric Schmitt are expected to join Gingrich.
A release from the lawmakers boasts that House Bill 577 makes Missouri the "first in the nation to make it possible for anyone to be able to find what a provider charged for a healthcare service covered by the Missouri HealthNet (Medicaid) program with just a click of a mouse."
The news conference is at 1 p.m; Conference call follows at 2 p.m.