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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.

06/12/2014

This image taken March 31, 2014 in Washington, D.C., shows the home page for the HealthCare.gov internet site. (Photo: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

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.

06/06/2014

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Financial Impact of Affordable Care Act Hits Uninsured Patients

Barnes Jewish Hospital has started charging co-pays to uninsured patients, no matter how poor.

06/04/2014

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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

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

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

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