JOPLIN, MO.--- Just up I44, supporters are trying to spread the word about what a "Yes" vote would do. Springfield leaders from Mercy, Cox, and the University of Missouri talked about the money Mizzou would get from Proposition B. It would be used to expand the university's medical school program. One hospital president says a larger medical school at Mizzou could help train more doctors for future demand.
"If we don't do anything different by 2025, the primary care physician today who sees 1500 patients will have to see 10,000 patients to accommodate all of those who need care," Jon Swope, President, Mercy Springfield.
Voters will make a decision next Tuesday.