Some With HIV in Missouri to Lose Health Insurance in 2018The Department of Health and Senior Services announced that nearly 100 HIV patients in Missouri will no longer have access to a comprehensive health insurance plan effective Jan. 1 as a result of high costs.
Is It An Emergency? Insurer Makes Patients Question ER VisitIn an effort to curb unnecessary and costly ER visits, the Blue Cross-Blue Shield insurer has told customers in a few U.S. states to go to the hospital only in a real emergency such as a heart attack, stroke and major bleeding or they could wind up footing the bill.
Illinois Prepared For Higher Obamacare Premiums, Missouri Still ReviewingIllinois officials say those receiving subsidies should be okay. Missouri still studying impact.
Rauner Agrees to Allow Medicaid for AbortionsThe law takes effect immediately.
Protesters Show Support For ObamacareHold rush hour demonstration outside Sen. Roy Blunt's Clayton office.
Prices Up, Choices Down on Illinois Health Insurance MarketSt. Clair, Madison and Monroe County customers will have only one insurance choice next year.
Obamacare Plans Seek Premium Hikes of Up to 45 PercentAnalysts have noted insurers are facing higher medical costs from health law customers, and some companies priced their initial coverage too low in an attempt to grab new business.
Court: Birth Control Mandate Violates Religious RightsA federal judge has ruled in favor of a Missouri lawmaker who cited religious objections while challenging the inclusion of birth control coverage in his government-provided health insurance.
Missouri Gov. Nixon Signs Bills on Access to MedicinesAimed at expanding access to cheaper types of certain medicines and ensuring patients can take whatever drug works best for them, no matter the cost.
Missouri House Advances Bill to Expand Castle Doctrine LawDemocratic opponents say the legislation encourages use of deadly force.
Anthem Slaps Lawsuit on Express Scripts over Drug PricingExpress Scripts runs prescription drug coverage for Anthem, the nation's second-largest health insurer.
Obamacare Causing Parkway Schools to Outsource for SubsNancy Buchannan, a substitute teacher in the district, says she doesn't need insurance, and says subs already feel unappreciated by the district.

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