Back in June, BJC Healthcare cut 160 employees, St. Anthony’s laid off 23, and last month SSM Health Care cut more than 200 jobs locally.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that in St. Louis a family of four earning $50,000 would pay $32 each month for the lowest premium coverage plan.
Less than a week before the federal marketplace for health insurance launches into action, a bipartisan group of Mo. lawmakers met to discuss plans for the state’s Medicaid program.
“I’m going to inform, I’m going to educate, and I’m going to assist people because that’s my job and it’s their right to know.”
John Calvin Perry, 20, was originally considered dangerous enough that a judge set his bail at $15,000 cash-only but it was later lowered to $500 and Perry paid it.
A stroke victim himself, the Illinois Republican seeks better care for low-income sufferers.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed Medicaid expansion into law, allowing an estimated 342,000 Illinois residents to enroll by 2017.
Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.
A second wave of Medicaid abuse has unfolded, leading to two dozen indictments.
According to prosecutors, Dr. Wit Jamry billed St. Louis patients for services at times when he wasn’t in town or even in the United States.