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- Mo. Governor Vetoes Bill Requiring Criminal Background Checks For Obamacare Navigators Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Monday that would have limited who could work in the state as a health insurance guide and blamed a national conservative group for injecting an error into the model legislation.
- SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Decision Has Ripple Effect on St. Louis Archdiocese The St. Louis Archdiocese has been granted a preliminary injunction so it won't have to provide its employees mandatory birth control coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
- Hospitals See Increase in ER Visits after Obamacare Officials with St. Anthony's Medical Center say they saw record patient volumes in their Emergency Department in March, April and May.
- Illinois Health Campaign Among Nation's Costliest President Barack Obama's home state agreed to spend $33 million in federal money promoting his health care law.
- Lawmakers Await Answers on Processing Center Reports said employees are being paid to do very little work at a suburban St. Louis processing center for President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.
- Financial Impact of Affordable Care Act Hits Uninsured Patients Barnes Jewish Hospital has started charging co-pays to uninsured patients, no matter how poor.
- Illinois Adds Health Care Benefits to Gay Marriage Green Light Illinois' health insurance marketplace is now allowing gay and lesbian couples to enroll for private coverage.
- Wagner Calls for Resignation of VA Secretary Wagner said that Secretary Shinseki has failed to fulfill his mission at the VA.
- Lawmakers Demanding Answers After Obamacare Contractor Reportedly Paid Employees To Do Nothing Several U.S. lawmakers are demanding answers after some Missouri media outlets reported that employees at a center processing applications for health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul were paid to do nothing.
- Whistleblower: Obamacare Processing Center Workers Paid To Do Nothing Employees at an application processing center in Wentzville have almost no work to do and are often paid just to stare at their computer screens.