Medicaid

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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

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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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Illinois Gov. Quinn Signs Medicaid Expansion Into Law

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed Medicaid expansion into law, allowing an estimated 342,000 Illinois residents to enroll by 2017.

07/22/2013

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Low Or No Cost Health Care Options For People With Low Incomes

Several health coverage and care options are now available for individuals and families in lower income brackets.

07/21/2013

Health Care Fraud

Medicaid Fraud Leads To More Indictments

A second wave of Medicaid abuse has unfolded, leading to two dozen indictments.

07/11/2013

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University City Doctor Sentenced For Medicare, Medicaid Fraud

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.

07/11/2013

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