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Government Study Shows Area Hospital Billing Varies Greatly

“The variation is huge and I don’t think we all expected it to be quite that large”


Multiple People Injured After Explosions Near Finish Line at Boston Marathon

Area First Responders Learn From Boston

“Lots of drills. You cannot drill enough because every time you have a drill you learn something new, a weakness you need to beef up on”



Missouri Senate, House Panels Defeat Medicaid Expansion

Missouri’s Republican-led Legislature dealt a triple defeat Wednesday to a Medicaid expansion plan as Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.



Two Local Hospitals Ranked Among Nation’s Best

St. Luke’s has landed within the top fifty spots on’ list for seven years in a row.


Judge Throws Out Archdiocese Lawsuit Over Mandate

A U.S. District Judge John Ross calls the suit premature.



Carnahan Delivers His Final Speech On House Floor

He says passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was one of the major accomplishments made during his eight years in office.


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Opinion: Happy Thanksgiving

The Buck Starts Here wishes a happy Thanksgiving to our readers. For progressives there is much to be thankful for this year.


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More Jobs Coming To Health Care Industry

How will the face of medical care change now that the Affordable Care Act will continue to be implemented during the President’s second term?


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Opinion: Four More Years Of Gridlock

Even the most liberal of Democrats must agree that Obama’s inability to get foes to work with him is severely impeding any progress this country.


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Opinion: This Is What A Mandate Looks Like

After two years and more than two billion dollars spent, President Obama was returned to Washington with a clear mandate on the economy and the direction of the country.