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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

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

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

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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Former Health Care CEO Pleads Guilty to Fraud

Cheryl Ann White, 56, was chief executive officer of the nonprofit Southeast Missouri Health Network from 2004 to 2013.

04/29/2014

U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) file photo (Getty/ Whitney Curtis)

Sen. Blunt Sounds Off on Affordable Care Act

One day after the Obama administration touted victory as more than 7 million people signed up for health care under the Affordable Care Act, Blunt says there’s nothing to celebrate.

04/03/2014

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Nixon Brings Medicaid Expansion Push to St. Louis

Nixon and state Rep. Tommie Pierson are scheduled to host a community meeting at Greater St. Mark Family Church downtown at 6:30 p.m.

03/13/2014

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Missouri Tobacco, Gambling Revenues Falling Short

Missouri is looking for other sources of money for education and health care after experiencing shortfalls in gambling and tobacco revenues.

01/23/2014

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