Barnes Jewish Hospital has started charging co-pays to uninsured patients, no matter how poor.
Much of the attention of this legislative session has focused on Gov. Jay Nixon’s failed efforts for Medicaid expansion, but there’s another side to the story.
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.
Hundreds of thousands of lower-income adults could regain Medicaid benefits cut a decade ago under a Missouri budget plan passed Friday that also boosts spending for public education.
Missouri lawmakers are poised to give final approval to a state budget that could restore Medicaid benefits that were cut a decade ago.
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.
Supporters of expanding Missouri’s Medicaid program briefly interrupted debate in the state Senate to protest lawmakers’ refusal to accept federal dollars to expand the program.
A Republican lawmaker teams up with Democrats in efforts to expand Missouri’s Medicaid program to lower-income adults.
The Democratic governor outlined an initiative dubbed “Missouri Health Works” that would use federal money to pay a portion of the private health insurance costs for businesses with fewer than 150 employees.
Yesterday, Missouri hospitals blamed nearly 1,000 layoffs, a hiring freeze, and delays in capital projects, on the state legislature’s refusal to expand Medicaid.