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Mo. Lawmakers Must Finalize Budget This Week

The House and Senate have each passed their own budget and now must hammer out an agreement on the spending plan that will take effect July 1.

05/06/2013

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Home Care Provider Fined For Fraudulent Billing

In at least two cases the company claimed to have provided services after clients had died.

04/25/2013

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Mo. Senate Votes Down Federal Medicaid Expansion

The Republican-led Senate voted down a Democratic attempt to insert $890 million of federal funds into Missouri’s budget to expand Medicaid.

04/23/2013

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Nixon Rallies with Supporters to Push Medicaid Expansion

Rallying with one of the largest crowds of the year, Gov. Nixon urged activists to implore reluctant lawmakers to expand Medicaid coverage.

04/16/2013

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Mo. Senate Panel to Take Up State Budget

The panel is also scheduled to consider the budget for the state Revenue Department, despite recent tensions surrounding the department.

04/08/2013

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon stops to say hello to Paraquad CEO Aimee Weheier after talking to health officials and community leaders about the benefits of his plan to bring the dollars Missourians send to Washington back to strengthen Medicaid in Missouri, as well as the costs of sending these dollars to other states, in Kirkwood, Missouri on March 26, 2013. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Missouri’s Great Medicaid Debate Lingers On

What would expansion do to public school funding? Could Mo. tax money go to other states?

03/31/2013

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Mo. House Passes $25B Budget Without Medicaid Plan

The 2014 budget plan would provide a roughly 2 percent increase for public K-12 schools, colleges and universities. But school funding would still fall $620 million short.

03/28/2013

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Missouri Senate Endorses Elimination of Tax Credit for Renters

The bill Sponsored by Sen. Tom Dempsey would eliminate the program altogether and use the savings to pay more to Medicaid providers.

03/28/2013

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As Nixon Stumps For Medicaid Expansion, House Says ‘No’

“It is the time to make the smart business decision, the right human decision, and bring the tax dollars we send to Washington back here to work in Missouri”

03/27/2013

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon stops to say hello to Paraquad CEO Aimee Weheier after talking to health officials and community leaders about the benefits of his plan to bring the dollars Missourians send to Washington back to strengthen Medicaid in Missouri, as well as the costs of sending these dollars to other states, in Kirkwood, Missouri on March 26, 2013. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Study: Missouri Medical Claim Costs Could Rise Sharply

The study by the Society of Actuaries says Missouri’s projected cost increase would be the eighth highest among states.

03/26/2013

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