Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will be making stops in St. Louis, Farmington and Jackson today as he signs a new law making it easier for people with disabilities to get access to Medicaid. House Bill 1565 expands Medicaid eligibility for Missourians who are elderly, blind or disabled to qualify for Medicaid, including in-home help. The new law raises the amount people can have in savings or other assets, and still qualify for state medical insurance program. Backers of the bill say right now many elderly or disabled people have to spend down their savings before being able to get much-needed state assistance like getting home health care or moving into a nursing home. Lawmakers estimate this will add about 10,000 people on to Missouri’s Medicaid program. Nixon will be at the Cape Girardeau County Administrative Building on Barton Square in Jackson at 3 p.m.