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City Releases Obesity Reduction Plan

Mayor Slay wants to lower the obesity rate by 5 percent in the city by 2018.

05/30/2014

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Sen. McCaskill: Administration Will Get to Bottom of VA Scandals

With the investigation into problems at the VA hospital in Phoenix now underway, Missouri lawmakers are asking the Obama administration to look at allegations of delays in mental health treatment in St. Louis.

05/22/2014

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Health Care Executive Pleads Guilty to Fraud

A 49-year-old Illinois woman has pleaded guilty to embezzling roughly $600,000 from the St. Louis County health care company where she worked.

05/21/2014

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Affordable Care Act Contractor Under Scrutiny

Republican lawmakers are demanding answers after reports that say that a suburban St. Louis processing center for the Affordable Care Act.

05/15/2014

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Nixon Urges Legislature to Accept Medicaid Expansion

With only a couple of days left in the legislative session, Gov. Jay Nixon is holding out hope for one of his most critical issues.

05/14/2014

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Missouri Budget Would Restore Medicaid Benefits

Missouri lawmakers are poised to give final approval to a state budget that could restore Medicaid benefits that were cut a decade ago.

05/08/2014

Supporters of expanding Missouri's Medicaid program briefly interrupted debate in the state Senate on May 6 to protest lawmakers' refusal to accept federal dollars to expand the program. Photo: Andrew Kling/Communities Creating Opportunity

23 Arrested Following Medicaid Expansion Protest

Rev. John Bennett, one of the individuals issued an active arrest warrant, said he called the protest a “rally for dignity”, and a mission to save the lives of hundreds of Missourians.

05/07/2014

Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri. Photo: Getty Images,  Jordan McAlister

New Healthcare Navigator Regulations Being Pushed

The House Health Insurance Committee has approved legislation that would require a state-licensed navigator pass a test given by the Insurance Department.

05/05/2014

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Missouri House Defeats Newborn Care Legislation

The Missouri House defeated legislation Thursday that would charge a panel of medical professionals with developing medical care standards for newborns after a Republican doctor compared the bill to the federal health care law.

05/02/2014

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Owner of In-Home Health Care Provider Pleads Guilty in Fraud Case

Tina Kuehl of Better Way Home Care faces up to 55 years behind bars and millions of dollars in fines when she’s sentenced in July.

05/01/2014

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