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Kansans Slow To Embrace Health Marketplace In Nov.

Kansans remained slow to enroll in health insurance plans in November through the online marketplace set up under the federal health care overhaul, though enrollments did jump, figures from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services showed Wednesday.

12/11/2013

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Gov. Nixon Calls Off Medicaid Talks After Lawmakers Change Venue

Nixon invited the House and Senate Interim Committees on Medicaid to meet with him and his administration across the street from his mansion.

11/20/2013

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Three Glaring Changes Needed To Fix Obamacare

Some immediate fixes can address problems that are becoming evident as provisions of the new law take effect.

11/18/2013

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Dems Walk Out of Missouri Senate Medicaid Meeting

Democratic lawmakers have walked out of a Missouri Senate committee considering changes to the Medicaid program because Republicans aren’t proposing expanded eligibility.

11/13/2013

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Affordable Care Act, Sequestration Hit St. Louis Hospitals Hard

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.

11/12/2013

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20K St. Louisans Eligible for Affordable Care Act Plans, Government Estimates

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.

09/30/2013

Healthcare

Mo. Lawmakers Talk Federal Waivers for Medicaid

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.

09/27/2013

St. Louis Health Director Pam Walker

City Health Director Weighs in on Affordable Care Act

“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.”

09/23/2013

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Questions Raised About Alleged Kidnapper’s Release

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.

08/21/2013

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) listens as U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee June 6, 2013 in Washington, DC.   (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Sen. Kirk Pushing “Stroke Agenda”

A stroke victim himself, the Illinois Republican seeks better care for low-income sufferers.

08/18/2013

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