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Health care is an important topic for people all across the state, as Missourians enroll in the new Health Insurance Marketplace and the state decides whether to expand Medicaid.

Browse the news archive for the latest stories about our work and about health care issues in Missouri.

2017

4/17/2017, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, LTE: A winning compromise on Medicaid expansion 

4/12/2017, Four States Homepage, Missouri Health Care for All holds press conference in Joplin

3/26/2017, Columbia Daily Tribune, LTE: GOP health plan pulls rug out from under regular folks

3/24/2017, CBS St. Louis, Update: House GOP abruptly pulls troubled health care bill

3/24/2017, Columbia Daily Tribune, Hartzler staff meets with protesters as health care vote postponed 

3/24/2017, ABC 17 News, Locals rally in response to postponed healthcare bill vote

3/24/2017, West Plains Daily Quill, Obamacare repeal fails 

3/24/2017, CBS St. Louis, Overnight America

3/23/2017, Ozarks Public Radio, In advance of anticipated vote on AHCA, those opposed deliver message to Billy Long

3/23/2017, Springfield News-Leader, GOP health care overhaul draws protesters to Rep. Billy Long’s Springfield office

3/23/2017, ABC 33, Obamacare supporters rally at Congressman’s Springfield office

3/23/2017, Ozarks First, Healthcare Protest Planned in Springfield Thursday

3/23/2017, Missourian, LTE: Obamacare replacement would hurt veterans 

3/22/2017, The Joplin Globe, Update: Joplin joins “rush hour rally” to protest health care plan repeal

3/22/2017, The Joplin Globe, Joplinites join statewide protests against health care plan repeal and replacement

3/22/2017, The Joplin Globe, LTE: Loss of Coverage 

3/21/2017, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, How an obscure Obamacare provision is quietly saving lives, and money, in Missouri 

3/21/2017, West News-magazine, Rally draws opponents to healthcare act changes 

3/21/2017, West Plains Daily Quill, Vigil held in W.P. for affordable health care

3/20/2017, Ozark Radio News, Dozens protesting House vote on Obamacare repeal, replacement 

3/12/2017, Ozarks First, Sen. Roy Blunt Weighs in on Repeal and Replace Plans

3/12/2017, Missourian, Medicaid debate in legislature centers on financing, flexibility 

3/10/2017, Health & Wellness Magazine, Medicaid block grants in MO

3/9/2017, Columbia Daily Tribune, Health officials offer caution, concern on GOP bill

3/9/2017, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Louis Area providers aren’t backing the GOP health care plan

3/8/2017, Ozarks First, Plan Proposed to Replace Affordable Care Act

3/7/2017, Public News ServiceMedicaid Cuts Would Hit Children and Seniors

3/5/2017, The Joplin Globe, LTE: Back-door Tactics 

3/4/2017, The Joplin Globe, Republicans, Democrats turn out for annual Lincoln Day

3/4/2017, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, LTE: Medicaid changes would affect vulnerable residents in Missouri 

3/1/2017, The Rolla Daily News, Missouri Healthcare for All visits Rolla to discuss upcoming Senate Bill

2/26/2017, Ozarks First, Protests Spark Around Springfield 

2/25/2017, Springfield News-Leader, Protesters line street as Blunt kicks off Lincoln Days event in Springfield 

2/25/2017, KY3, Protesters march for health care meeting with Blunt

2/25/2017, KSHB Kansas City, Town hall held to discuss the Affordable Care Act

2/25/2017, KSPR Springfield, Protesters march for health care meeting with Blunt

2/25/2017, West Plains Daily Quill, Missouri’s ‘Big Me, Little You’ budget

2/24/2017, West Plains Daily Quill, LTE: Healthcare system impact

2/24/2017, The Joplin Globe, Susan Redden: Speakers’ list grows for Jasper-Newton County Lincoln Days

2/23/2017, Columbia Missourian, The Affordable Care Act was flawed from the start in Missouri, but still insured thousands

2/12/2017, The Liberty Tribune, Pulling the Plug on Obamacare: Some fear an injection of reform could become an overdose on repeal

2/10/2017, St. Louis Public Radio, Medicaid block grants: cost savings or restricting health care to Missouri’s poor?

2/9/2017, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, LTE: Greitens misdirects the blame for budget problem

2/7/2017, Missourinet, Legal experts think state lawmakers are misinformed on Medicaid proposal

2/4/2017, KTTS 94.7, Watch: Save My Care Bus Tour Stops in Springfield 

2/2/2017, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Greitens wants to cut spending by $572 million in budget proposal

1/23/2017, KSMU Ozark Public Radio, Rural Missourians to Face Unique Challenges if ACA Repealed

1/21/2017, Springfield News-Leader, More than 2,000 attend Women’s march in Springfield 

1/21/2017, Columbia Daily Tribune, An uncertain future: the fate of Obamacare, and those who depend on it, is in limbo

1/18/2017, The Joplin Globe, Group rallies in support of Affordable Care Act

1/18/2017, West Plains Daily Quill, Picketers rally for Obamacare

1/18/2017, KY3, Affordable Care Act deadline draws near; many still confused about enrollment

1/17/2017, Fox KRBK, Will Obamacare cuts effect you?

1/17/2017, Ozark Radio News Network, Locals advocate for healthcare coverage during Tuesday demonstration 

1/17/2017, Springfield News-Leader, Concerned repeal Obamacare Springfield protesters rally

1/17/2017, Ozarks First, ACA Supporters Hold Protests in the Ozarks

1/17/2017, KSMU Ozark Public Radio, Rallies Calling for Congress to Keep or Replace ACA Held in Missouri Cities

1/17/2017, Ozarks First, Group Protests in Springfield Over ACA Votes by Congress

1/17/2017, KMOX Radio, Protesters Show Support for Obamacare

1/17/2017, KSDK, St. Louisans protest repeal of the Affordable Care Act

1/17/2017, Four States Homepage, Local residents hold protest for the continuance of the ACA

1/17/2017, Fox 2 St. Louis, Plans to Repeal Obamacare spark protests in Missouri

1/17/2017, KZRG, Group Protests Repeal of Obamacare

1/12/2017, Health Advocates Denounce Senate Vote to Gut ACA

1/11/2017, The Joplin Globe, LTE: Concerned about future

1/11/2016, The Missouri Times, Sater’s plan to cut Medicaid costs questioned by health care groups

1/8/2017, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missourians brace for loss of health insurance as Congress moves to dismantle Obamacare

2016

12/25/2016, Joplin Globe, Charles ‘Hugh’ Shields: Missouri shuns Medicaid expansion at expense of working poor

12/20/2016, Springfield News-Leader, Protesters plead for Sen. Roy Blunt to be cautious when voting to repeal Obamacare

11/4/2016, Hannibal Courier-Post, Missouri Farmers Union will host it’s annual meeting Saturday in Calrence

11/4/2016, KSMU Ozark Public Radio, MSU’s Religious Studies  Department Making Health a Focus in Course Offerings

11/3/2016, KSMU Ozark Public Radio, Candidates Share Views in Race for 136th House District, Contested for First Time in Years

10/25/2016, Springfield News-Leader, Medicaid expansion, Obamacare reform and PDMP databases take center stage at political events 

10/21/2016, KBIA Radio, Missouri Law Could Cost Medicaid Patients More

10/4/2016, Four States Home Page, Missouri State University will host voter registration event in Joplin on Friday

9/25/2016, The Joplin Globe, Susan Redden: Area Democrats, Republicans plan debate watch parties

9/19/2016, The Missouri Times, Release: Missouri Health Care for All to Hold Celebration of 2016 Legislative Victories 

8/27/2016, Springfield News Letter, LTE: Medicaid expansion is crucial

8/15/2016, Southeast Missourian, LTE: Medicaid impacts economy

7/16/2016, The New York Times, Insurers, Pushing for Higher Rates, Challenge Key Component of Health Law

6/29/2016, Southeast Missourian, Op-Ed: Closing Missouri’s Coverage Gap

6/28/2016, The Salem News, New law expands Medicaid coverage to blind, seniors and disabled

6/18/2016, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Groups wary of statewide managed care expansion

6/10/2016, Bloomberg, Grassley Seeks IRS Answers on Non-profit Hospitals 

6/9/2016, St. Louis Public Radio, Nixon signs Medicaid expansion for Missouri’s elderly and people with disabilities 

6/7/2016, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Consumer groups want transparency during final review of Aetna-Humana deal

6/6/2016, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, LTE: Expanding Medicaid would decrease emergency health care visits

6/3/2016, Houston Herald, Helping Missouri’s elderly and disabled 

6/3/2016, St. Louis Public Radio, Bill sent to Gov. Nixon requires hospitals to disclose cost estimate

5/26/2016, The Joplin Globe, LTE: Everyone represented 

5/19/2016, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Carpenter from the Ozarks makes video to encourage Medicaid expansion

5/15/2016, The Joplin Globe, Dottie Elbert: Show me some support, Close the coverage gap

5/15/2016, The Joplin Globe, Susan Redden: Advocates praise passage of rate transparency measure 

5/12/2016, Webster-Kirkwood Times, LTE: Calls on legislators to expand Medicaid 

5/11/2016, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri will soon be able to review, evaluate health insurance premiums 

5/10/2016, The Missouri Times, Coalition cheers Health Insurance Rate Review bill passage

4/26/2016, The Kansas City Star, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City awards $732,000 in grants

3/29/2016, The Joplin Globe, LTE: Missourians faced with two-tier system

3/21/2016, Mid Rivers News Magazine, LTE: Expanding Medicaid makes economic sense

3/18/2016, Ozarksfirst.com, Demonstrators Storm the Missouri Capitol

3/18/2016, Fulton Sun, Advocates protest for Mediciad expansion

3/17/2016, Ozarksfirst.com, Demonstraters End Legislative Session with a March

3/17/2016, KOMU, Activists voice concerns during rally for justice at Capitol building

3/12/2016, West Plains Daily Quill, LTE: As Missouri lawmakers dawdle, uninsured working poor left to suffer

3/10/2016, Arnold-Imperial Leader, LTE: Missouri should put aside politics, expand Medicaid

3/2/2016, Dexter Statesman, LTE: Medicaid Expansion is the right answer

2/10/2016, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, St. Charles County’s event calendar for the week of Feb. 10

1/31/2016, The Joplin Globe, Andrew Whitehead: Missouri can’t afford not to expand Medicaid 

1/23/2016, West Plains Daily Quill, LTE: Reader says state should expand Medicaid now

1/22/2016, The Joplin Globe, LTE: Speak up for others

1/21/2016, Jefferson County Leader, LTE Legislastors: Do what is right on health care

1/14/2016, Springfield News-Leader, LTE: Increase the funding of Medicaid in Missouri 

1/14/2016, The Missouri Times, Press Release: New Incentive to Close the Coverage Gap Creates Opportunity for Missouri 

2015

12/14/2015, The Kansas City Star, LTE: Medicaid costs

12/9/2015, Christian County Headliner News, LTE: Republican Values don’t serve Missouri

11/5/2015, Springfield News-Leader, Failure to expand Medicaid impacts thousands in Ozarks 

11/3/2015, Springfield News-Leader, LTE: Missouri should expand Medicaid 

10/5/2015, Neosho Daily News, Sherry Buchanan: Time to tackle ‘coverage gap’ 

7/6/2015, The St. Louis American, Deaconess Foundation grants $500k for children

7/5/2015, Columbia Daily Tribune, Trib Talk

7/1/2015, AARP Missouri, Medicaid at 50: Lifeline with Limited Reach

7/1/2015, KBIA Mid-Missouri Public Radio, Obamacare Subsidies’ Impact on Rural Missouri

7/1/2015, Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, ACA is here to stay

6/29/2015, The Missouri Times, What’s next for Medicaid expansion?

6/26/2015, The Guardian, ‘We are hugging and crying’: Americans on Obamacare breathe a sigh of relief

6/26/2015, Public News Service, Health Care Ruling Celebrated in MO, but Fight for Coverage Continues

6/26/2015, OzarksFirst.com, Hospitals Feel Pressure of Medicaid Cuts

6/26/2015, The Joplin Globe, Our View: Missouri can still do more

6/25/2015, Columbia Missourian, Photo Gallery: Crowd gathers for health care announcement 

6/25/2015, ABC 17 & Fox 22, Mid-Missourians react to ACA ruling and call for Medicaid expansion 

6/25/2015, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Supreme Court backs key provision on health law, delivering a big victory to Obama

6/25/2015, Kansas City Star, Reactions to SCOTUS ruling on Obamacare roll in

6/25/2015, Fox 14, Marketplace experts in Joplin discuss what today’s Supreme Court ruling means for those who qualify for subsidies

6/25/2015, Fourstateshomepage.com, Supreme Court Rules Subsidies Under the ACA Legal

6/25/2015, KSMU Ozarks Public Radio, Following Court Ruling, Small Group of Health Law Supporters Rally in Springfield 

6/25/2015, KSMU Ozarks Public Radio, ‘Good News’ or a ‘Puzzling Decision?’Missouri Officials React to ACA Ruling 

6/25/2015, KY3 Springfield, What Obamacare ruling means for Missouri

6/25/2015, Springfield News-Leader, Springfield residents celebrate health care ruling 

6/25/2015, OzarksFirst.com, Health Exchange Customer, GOP React to Health Subsidy Ruling

6/25/2015, OzarksFirst.com, Local Obamacare Advocates Celebrate SCOTUS Decision

6/25/2015, Springfield News-Leader, Blunt, McCaskill, Long, Hartzler react to court’s Obamacare subsidy ruling 

6/25/2015, Columbia Missourian, Thousands in state retain subsidized health insurance with ruling 

6/25/2015, The Missouri Times, Obamacare survives another Court challenge

6/25/2015, Press Release: Missouri Health Care for All cheers decision in King v. Burwell

6/22/2015, OzarkFirst.com, Thousands of Missourians Await Supreme Court Decision on Affordable Care Act Subsidies

6/21/2015, Kansas City Star, With ACA ruling near, health insurance for millions hangs in the balance

6/21/2015, The Christian Science Monitor, As Supreme Court weighs Obamacare, these Americans weigh their options 

6/20/2015, MSNBC, Will the Supreme Court gut Obamacare? 

6/13/2015, The Joplin Globe, U.S. Supreme Court set to decide on health care law crucial to subsidies

6/7/2015, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Stakes are high as Supreme Court nears key Obamacare decision

6/4/2015, The Missouri Times, RELEASE: Health care advocates to hold King v. Burwell ‘Decision Day’ rallies statewide 

6/3/2015, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri Legislature should approve Medicaid Expansion

5/31/2015, Springfield News-Leader, GOP turned in unproductive session 

5/14/2015, The Marshfield Mail, Webster County Democrats 

5/14/2015, News Tribune, Medicaid expansion advocates decry shameful politics

5/13/2015, Columbia Missourian, Medicaid expansion supporters end march at Capitol

5/13/2015, ConnectMidMissouri.com, Medicaid Expansion protestors rally at Capitol 

5/11/2015, OzarksFirst.com, Howell County Residents Are Not Giving Up on Medicaid Expansion

5/6/2015, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Decision looms on expanded Medicaid managed care

4/30/2015, Fourstateshomepage.com, Exploring the Medicaid Gap

4/30/2015, The Cedar Rapids Gazette, Report cites Iowa in making case for Medicaid expansion

4/30/2015, Daily Journal Online, A few local leaders call for Medicaid expansion

4/28/2015, KDKZ 18 Farmington, Farmington Leaders Urge Action on Medicaid Expansion

4/28/2015, CCHeadliner.com, Group gather to promote Medicaid expansion

4/27/2015, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Editorial: Missouri budget debate misses the point, and $4 billion

4/27/2015, The Rolla Daily News, Senator doesn’t see Medicaid expansion in MO this year

4/24/2015, The Rolla Daily News, Small group attends vigil to Support Medicaid expansion

4/24/2015, Columbia Daily Tribune, Trib Talk: Medicaid Expansion

4/20/2015, Fox 2 St. Louis, St. Charles Medicaid Expansion Press Conference

4/19/2015, The Rolla Daily News, Candlelight vigil in Rolla April 20 to urge Medicaid expansion 

4/16/2015, Fourstateshomepage.com, Advocates Urge for Medicaid Expansion in Missouri 

4/13/2015, St. Louis Public Radio, Social advocacy groups show support for House version of Missouri budget bills

4/13/2015, KTTS 94.7FM, Group Says Senate Budget Will Hurt Thousands

4/13/2015, KSPR Springfield, Springfield non-profits discuss possible budget cuts

4/13/2015, OzarksFirst.com, Leaders Speak Out Against Social Service Budget Cuts

4/13/2015, KSMU Ozarks Public Radio, “It should not be debatable”: Springfield citizens and leaders oppose state budget proposal

4/13/2015, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Advocates of Missourians with social needs decry proposed budget cuts

4/11/2015, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, LTE: Senate Bill 51

4/5/2015, Republic MO News, LTE: Missouri House’s failure to act creates financial shortfall

4/3/2015, KSMU Ozarks Public Radio, Covering the Gap: The Uphill Battle for Medicaid Expansion in Missouri 

4/3/2015, Webster-Kirkwood Times, Rally Supports Expanding Medicaid

4/1/2015, Jefferson County Leader, Obsession Dooms Medicaid Expansion 

3/31/2015, Labor Tribune, Working Missourians , activists call on state to expand Medicaid 

3/30/2015, KPLR St. Louis, Doctor Is In: The importance of vaccinations, Medicaid expansion

3/30/2015, West Plains Daily Quill, LTE: MO Legislators stance on Medicaid expansion political 

3/30/2015, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, LTE: Onder’s bill would take away affordable health insurance 

3/28/2015, The Joplin Globe, Lincoln Days rallies local GOP

3/26/2015, The Joplin Globe, Local panel advocates for Medicaid expansion

3/26/2015, The Missouri Times, Medicaid Expansion advocates look to put local pressure on lawmakers

3/25/2015, OzarksFirst.com, Dozens Gather to Express Frustration Over State Lawmakers’ Unwillingness to Expand Medicaid Coverage

3/25/2015, KY3 Springfield, Locals meet to urge action on Medicaid Expansion

3/24/2015, The Caldwell County News, Hundreds pack Capitol for Day of Action

3/24/2015, The Joplin Globe, LTE: Insurance coverage gap

3/23/2015, Ozarks News Journal, Medicaid Coverage

3/20/2015, MSNBC, Missouri Tackles the Affordable Cow Act

3/19/2015, St. Louis Public Radio, Spring break arrives for Missouri lawmakers; what’s done and what’s next

3/19/2015, ABC17, Protesters block traffic near Capitol demanding Medicaid expansion

3/19/2015, PoliticMO, As activists flood halls for Medicaid Expansion, Missouri Senate passes premium assistance for farmers

3/19/2015, Mid-Missouri Public Radio, Missouri Medicaid Coalition Rallies at Missouri Capitol

3/19/2015, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Throngs of people seeking Medicaid expansion delay Missouri Senate debate

3/19/2015, Missourinet, Medicaid protesters delay start of Missouri Senate

3/19/2015, Springfield News-Leader, Hundreds rally for Medicaid expansion at Missouri capitol Capitol

3/19/2015, Jefferson County Leader, LTE: It saves money and helps Missourians, so expand Medicaid 

3/19/2015, Jefferson County Leader, LTE: The wimple truth: Sister Ebo is right—expand Medicaid

3/19/2015, The Joplin Globe, LTE: Medicaid expansion

3/18/2015, The Joplin Globe, Joplin residents lobbying for Medicaid expansion

3/18/2015, The Joplin Globe, LTE: Don’t ignore debate

3/16/2015, St. Louis Public Radio, Health care professionals skeptical of Nixon’s Medicaid Expansion proposals

3/11/2015, Springfield News-Leader, Letter: Medicaid expansion would reduce deficit, save lives

3/11/2015, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Nixon outlines Medicaid plan, endorses work requirement

3/4/2015, Southeast Missourian, Missouri Republican wants to bar health insurance subsidies

3/4/2015, The Joplin Globe, LTE: No more excuses

3/1/2015, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Outcome of Obamacare subsidy case could have drastic consequences for Missouri, Illinois

2/27/2015, Kirksville Daily Express, Medicaid issue critical to rural health care, expert says

2/26/2015, Joplin Independent, You’re killing your constituents, say activists

2/25/2015, The Missouri Times, Medicaid advocates flood capitol with “death certificates” 

2/25/2015, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Medicaid Expansion advocates rally at state Capitol

2/24/2015, St. Louis/Southern Illinois Labor Tribune, Expanding Medicaid would help low-wage Missourians

2/24/2015, The Joplin Globe, Medicaid Expansion: An economic benefit 

2/23/2015, LakeExpo.com, Medicaid Expansion Unlikely This Session

2/22/2015, The Joplin Globe, Pressure growing to expand Medicaid in Missouri

2/19/2015, Joplin Independent, Voters urged to support healthcare expansion

2/17/2015, The Joplin Globe, LTE: Take the Next Step

2/16/2015, Springfield News-Leader, Letter: Moon should ‘man up’ on Medicaid

2/11/2015, St. Louis Review, Woman caught in Medicaid Gap fears health crisis

2/9/2015, Fourstateshomepage.com, Marketplace Open Enrollment Deadline

2/9/2015, The Missouri Times, Medicaid Expansion advocates crowd Capitol hallways 

2/1/2015, KOMU Columbia, Missouri Medicaid Coalition raises Medicaid Gap awareness

2/1/2015, Columbia Daily Tribune, Canvassers in Columbia push for Medicaid Expansion 

2/1/2015, Southeast Missourian, Advocates make pitch in Cape neighborhoods for Medicaid Expansion 

1/31/2015, The Joplin Globe, Advocates go door-to-door Saturday on behalf of Missouri Medicaid Expansion

1/31/2015, Columbia Missourian, Missouri Medicaid Coalition canvasses neighborhoods statewide 

1/29/2015, The Missouri Times, PRESS RELEASE: Advocates of Medicaid Expansion Lead Statewide Canvasses

1/28/2015, The Joplin Globe, 209K Missourians sign up for health care on federal exchange

1/27/2015, West Plains Daily Quill, Support for expansion of Medicaid to be groups focus in canvassing neighborhoods Saturday in W.P.

1/22/2015, The Joplin Globe, Health care law carries impact for tax preparers, taxpayers

1/17/2015, Springfield News-Leader, Medicaid transformation: Its time has come

1/14/2015, Columbia Missourian, Everyone wins with Missouri HealthNet

1/13/2015, The Joplin Globe, Letter to the Editor: Irresponsible

1/13/2015, Progress Missouri, Closing the Coverage Gap is Still Like, a Big Freaking Deal

1/12/2015, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Lawmakers should advocate for health needs of all Missourians

1/7/2015, Southeast Missourian, Medicaid expansion in Missouri continues to look unlikely

1/7/2015, OzarksFirst.com, Growing Coverage Gap Draws Concern for Medicaid Expansion

1/6/2015, The Joplin Globe, Joplin group rallies to encourage lawmakers to expand Medicaid 

1/6/2015, CBS KOAM, Southwest Missouri residents hold vigil for Medicaid expansion

1/6/2015, fourstateshomepage.com, Southwest Missouri Residents Call for Medicaid Expansion

1/6/2015, Radio KZRG, Medicaid Rally in Joplin Tuesday

1/5/2015, The Joplin Globe, Medicaid Expansion remains issue in Missouri

1/4/2015, emissourian.com, Lawmakers: Reforms Needed Before Medicaid is Expanded 

2014

12/29/2014, Springfield News-Leader, Letter: 2015 wish for Medicaid expansion 

12/7/2014, Columbia Daily Tribune, Progressives work to revive political fortunes at Columbia meeting

12/4/2014, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, For a West County couple, health insurance couldn’t come soon enough

12/2/2014, West Plains Daily Quill, Praise for a friend and the Affordable Care Act

11/16/2014, Springfield News-Leader,Expanding Medicaid is vital to Missouri’s health

11/14/2014, St. Louis Public Radio, Missouri Under the Affordable Care Act: Where Are We?

11/14/2014, Kansas City Star, Health advocates target rural Missouri, minorities

11/12/2014, St. Louis Public Radio, Rate Review Laws Could Reduce Health Insurance Costs, Consumer Group Says

11/11/2014, Springfield News-Leader, More Choices, Higher Prices

11/11/2014, Missouri Health Care for All Press Release, Grassroots advocates react to 2015 Marketplace rates in Missouri 

11/11/2014, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Missouri consumers to pay more for health coverage next year

10/26/2014, The New York Times, A Perfect Fit for Some, but Not Others

10/12/2014, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Analysis of health plan sign-ups shows success, challenges 

10/9/2014, St. Louis Post Dispatch, For those who make too much—and too little—for health insurance, the options are limited

9/26/2014, The Rolla Daily News, New health center CEO urges Medicaid expansion

9/9/2014, Washington Post, The simple ways health insurance can change your life

7/23/2014, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Conflicting rulings on health subsidies leave residents worried in Missouri, Illinois

7/23/2014, Kansas City Star, Court issues split rulings on health care law subsidies

7/22/2014, Missouri Health Care for All Press Release: Subsidies critical to coverage

6/9/2014, Kansas City Public Media, Area legislator:  Missouri lawmakers nearly reached Medicaid Expansion deal

5/25/2014, New York Times,  Hospitals look to health  law, cutting charity

5/19/2014, St. Louis Business Journal, Health care experts criticize failure to expand Medicaid in Missouri

5/15/2014, Washington Post, Missouri backs criminal checks for health advisers

5/13/2014, West Plains Daily Quill, Medicaid expansion ethically, economically right for Missouri 

5/9/2014, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Protesters remind Senators of moral duty to expand Medicaid

5/6/2014, Daily Kos, Protesters take over Missouri Senate, Demand Medicaid Expansion

5/2/2014, KBIA, Missouri healthcare enrollment success still leaves room for improvement

5/2/2014, West Plains Daily Quill, Mo Health Care for All applauds new health care sign up numbers

4/30/2014, Kansas City Star, Renegade Missouri GOP lawmaker votes to advance Medicaid Expansion

4/30/2014, Columbia Daily Tribune, Schaffer has strange idea of public service

4/30/2014, Columbia Daily Tribune, Medicaid expansion echoes King’s dream

4/23/2014, St. Louis Jewish Light, “Expanding Medicaid a matter of life and death”

4/23/2014, The Missouri Times, “Medicaid Expansion supporters hold “vigil” in Capitol”

4/11/2014, Springfield News Leader, “Help lawmakers find the courage”

4/11/2014, Webster-Kirkwood Times, “We are not going away”:  Push continues for Missouri lawmakers to expand Medicaid

4/2/2014, West Plains Daily Quill, Governor Nixon warns of damage to economy if lawmakers don’t act

3/27/2014, New York Times, Deadline near, Health signups show disparity

3/26/2014, Ozarks First, Missouri hospitals trim staff, report shows

3/25/2014, Progress Missouri, 3/25/14 House Government Oversight and Accountability Hearing

3/25/2014, CBS St. Louis, Missouri lawmakers hear pleas for Medicaid Expansion

3/25/2014, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Missouri House panel hears fiscal and moral arguments for Medicaid Expansion

3/25/2014, Missouri Times, Medicaid Expansion proponents tell personal stories to lawmakers

3/25/2014, Kansas City Star, Missouri lawmakers hear pleas for Medicaid Expansion

3/20/2014, KSMU, Organization works to make sure everyone has access to healthcare

3/18/2014, West Plains Daily Quill, Audience urges expansion, state senator doubts lawmakers will act

3/17/2014, Care Notes, Health insurance and the Marketplace

3/12/2014, West Plains Daily Quill, Expand Medicaid

3/12/2014, St. Louis Jewish Light, Health care law is a step toward tikkun olam

3/10/2014, Associated Press, Legal experts cite concern about Mo

3/8/2014, Fourstateshomepage, Missouri health insurance deadline is approaching

3/8/2014, KOAM, Joplin residents receive help in signing up for health insurance under Affordable Care Act mandate

3/6/2014, Ozark First, Group to public:  Tell lawmakers to expand Medicaid

3/6/2014, KSMU, Medicaid expansion supporters host town hall meeting Thursday night in Springfield

3/5/2014, KSPR33, Medicaid town hall meeting planned

2/26/2014, West Plains Daily Quill, Urge Mo. lawmakers to expand Medicaid

2/23/2014, Springfield News-Leader, Discussion forgot about health care

2/23/2014, St. Louis Public Radio, Missouri Republicans predict victory as long as focus is solely on Democrats

2/17/2014, Missouri Viewpoints, Medicaid in Missouri 2014:  To expand or to keep fighting Uncle Sam?

2/12/2014, West Plains Daily Quill, Missouri lawmakers wrong on Medicaid

2/10/2014, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Grant pushes for previous Gateway participants to purchase marketplace plans

2/7/2014, Springfield News Leader, State lawmakers could save lives

2/3/2014, Springfield News-Leader, Medicaid expansion:  Hospitals feel pinch as Missouri, other states debate

1/31/2014, St. Louis Public Radio, Sebelius puts a price and a face on health insurance coverage in Missouri

1/31/2014, FOX2now, Kathleen Sebelius in St. Louis to promote Obamacare enrollment

1/31/2014, US Department of Health and Human Services, A new day for Missouri:  On the road in St. Louis

1/31/2014, KSDK, HHS Secretary promotes health care enrollment in St. Louis

1/31/2014, The St. Louis American, HHS Sebelius and Mayor Slay promote health insurance enrollment before March 31 deadline

1/31/2014, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sebelius in St. Louis pushes HealthCare.gov

1/23/2014, New York Times, Missouri obstructing health law, Judge rules

1/21/2014, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Hospitals see risk of newly insured

1/16/2014, Associated Press: MO senator files Medicaid overhaul plan

1/16/2014, St. Louis Public Radio, St. Louis On the Air: Update: One month of health coverage under the Affordable Care Act

1/15/2014, KSDK, Medicaid expansion hot legislative topic in Missouri

1/10/2014, KTRS, Cover Missouri Coalition encourages citizens to enroll in healthcare

2013

12/31/2013, Huffington PostHuffington Post, Obamacare’s benefits become real on New Year’s Day

12/31/2013, New York Times, Millions gaining health coverage under law

12/20/2013, KSMU, Inside the lives of a Missouri couple who would be directly impacted by an expansion of Medicaid

12/14/2013, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Changes in mental health care followed Newtown, but more are needed

12/12/2013, Perry County Republic Monitor, Healthcare coalition to visit local church

12/3/2013, ProPublica, For uninsured Missouri reporter, Obamacare is a real-life story

11/19/2013, FierceHealthPayer, Medicaid expansion roundup:  States make decisions about enlarging the program

11/16/2013, Joplin Globe, Medicaid expansion faces uphill fight in Missouri next year

11/16/2013, WGEM ACA Implementation in Missouri

11/13/2013, St. Louis Beacon, Congress adds fuel to debate over whether consumers can keep old policies

11/11/2013, New News Network, Health Insurance Marketplace:  A Community Conversation 

11/8/2013, Nine News Network, Stay Tuned:  Health Insurance Marketplace

10/20/13, Springfield News-Leader, Bugs in health insurance system remain an issue

10/16/13, Springfield News-Leader, Online help available for ACA insurance rates

10/15/13, West Plains Daily Quill, Letter to the editor

10/10/13, The Daily Show, John Lamping on the Daily Show

10/8/13, The Missouri Times:  Healthcare exchanges face technology hurdles, high traffic volume

10/8/13, St. Louis Beacon:  Health insurance exchange costs may please young adults

10/3/13, Columbia Daily Tribune:  Kelly Camp:  Woman doesn’t qualify for subsidies

10/3/13, St. Louis Beacon:  Officials turn to other methods for releasing premiums for insurance in the marketplace in Missouri

10/2/13, CBS Evening News:  Coverage gap leaves up to 7 million ineligible for Medicaid

9/30/13, St. Louis Beacon: Health exchange marketplace is set to open; consumers told to walk not run to it

9/28/13, The Kansas City Star:  Advocates advise patience with Missouri health care insurance exchange

9/27/13, West Plains Daily Quill, Letter to the editor

9/25/13, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Feds say new health exchanges will be competitive, affordable

9/24/13, Kansas City Star: Report: Obamacare health insurance will have affordable rates

9/23/13, The Missouri Times: Missouri lawmakers looking to other states for Medicaid compromise

9/23/13, The Missouri Times: Kinder, AFP criticize Obamacare as exchange deadline looms

8/29/13, The Nine Network: Young Adults and the Affordable Care Act

8/19/13, St. Louis Beacon: Groups named as navigators to help consumers through maze of insurance exchange

8/15/13, KMOX Radio: Charlie Brennan: Russ Vought and Jen Bersdale on Obamacare

8/15/13, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Suggestions flow as Missouri legislators weigh options for Medicaid

8/14/13, St. Louis Beacon: Supporters of Medicaid expansion pack state House hearing held here

8/14/13, KHI News Service: Testimony so far favors Medicaid expansion

8/6/13, Wall Street Journal: Preparations for Health Exchanges On Tight Schedule

8/1/13, New York Times: Missouri citizens face obstacles to coverage

7/27/13, The Missouri Times: Interim Medicaid committee hearing in Columbia shows expansion support

7/26/13, Joplin Independent: Advocates for the uninsured are encouraged

7/24/13, The Missouri Times: Torpey says testimony from Medicaid committee is all pro-expansion so far

7/17/13, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: New Missouri law imposes hurdle for insurance exchange

7/2/13, The Missouri Times: House exploring Medicaid fixes during interim

6/4/13, The Missouri Times: Medicaid expansion future remains foggy

6/3/13, The Missouri Times: Jones’ bus tour touts legislative accomplishments, discusses political future and stirs Medicaid controversy

5/17/13, The Missouri Times: Photo Gallery: Medicaid expansion luminary event

5/16/14, Nine Network: Stay Tuned: Legislative Wrap Up

4/25/13, Nine Network: Stay Tuned: Small Business and the ACA

4/17/13, Southeast Missourian: Missouri Gov. Nixon rallies with Medicaid supporters at Capitol

4/17/13, Missouri Times: Medicaid rally draws hundreds to Capitol

4/17/13, St. Louis Post DispatchMedicaid advocates rally at Capitol

4/5/13, KMOV: State Representative Paul Fitzwater compares uninsured Missourians to zoo animals

4/4/13, KMOXHalf a Million Missourians Eligible For Tax Credits in 2014 Under Obamacare

4/4/13, Southeast MissourianGroup cites a ‘historic opportunity’ to insure

2/8/13, Missouri Viewpoints: Medicaid in Missouri: Should it Expand on Uncle Sam’s Dime?

2012

12/11/12, St. Louis Post-DispatchPoll suggests Missourians favor Medicaid expansion

12/10/12, Kansas City Star: Expand Medicaid, Save Lives

11/29/12, St. Louis Public RadioNixon: Medicaid Expansion ‘The Right Thing to Do’

11/17/2012, Kansas City Star: Needed: Honest analysis of Medicaid expansion in Missouri, Kansas

11/16/2012, St. Louis Beacon: Missing deadline won’t prevent Missouri from setting up a health exchange

11/6/2012, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Post-Election Analysis of Statewide Ballot Initiatives

10/31/2012, St. Louis Public Radio: Proposition E Town Hall

10/24/2012, St. Louis Jewish Light: How health care reform is making a difference for Missourians

7/27/2012, CNN.com: Checks come as surprise under ‘Obamacare’

7/2/2012, St. Louis Jewish Light: Jewish groups largely applaud health care ruling

6/27/2012, KSDKHealth care rallies held in St. Louis after Supreme Court decision

3/27/2012, St. Louis BeaconWaiting for Medicare: Uninsured 59-64 year olds hope their health holds up

3/26/2012, St. Louis BeaconFaith-based and community groups urge state lawmakers to end gridlock over health reform

2011

11/11/2011, St. Louis Beacon: Supporters of health insurance exchanges pack hearing in St. Charles

3/25/2011, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Guest Commentary: First anniversary of Affordable Care Act cause for celebration

3/23/2011, St. Louis Beacon: On First Anniversary, Missouri Takes Stock of the Affordable Care Act

3/23/2011, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Op-Ed: Love it or hate it, we must take stock

3/23/2011, St. Louis Post-Dispatch LTE: Happy anniversary to health care reform

3/22/2011, Kansas City Star: Anniversary of health care reform marked in KC

1/18/2011, Missourinet: Senate to Say Something to Koster

2010

9/29/10, St. Louis American: Health Insurance Reform Takes Effect

9/23/10, Fox 2 News: Families of Chronically Ill Children to See Big Changes from New Law

9/22/10, Children’s Hospital: Children’s Hospitals Partner to Highlight New Healthcare Provisions for Kids

7/14/10, Jewish Light Online: JCRC: New Health Care Law Offers Important Benefits

5/24/10, KCUR: Underlying Health Conditions Affect 1 in 4 Missourians

2/24/10, St. Louis Post Dispatch LTE: We’re Nearing the Finish Line, So Don’t Give Up

2/6/10, St. Louis Beacon: Melanie Shouse: Activist for Health Care

1/29/10, Jewish Light Online: The Jewish Community Cannot Wait for Health Care Reform

2009

12/23/09, Jewish Light Online: Morality, Money and a Mammogram

12/22/09, St. Louis Beacon: Faith, community and medical leaders have conflicting views on Senate health-care bill

12/17/09, Jewishinstlouis.org: CRC, Shaare Emeth Rally for Health Care

10/25/09, Springfield News-Leader: Companies Prey on Senior Citizen’s Fears

10/20/09, KMOX: St. Louisians Join in National Effort Promoting Health Care Reform

10/20/09, Fox News KTVI: Health Care Demostrations During Tuesday’s Rush Hours

10/20/09, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: St. Louis Health Care Reform Advocates Seek Support

10/3/09, St. Louis Post-Dispatch LTE: Health Care Reform, Level the Playing Field

9/29/09, St. Louis Post-Dispatch LTEs: Lack of Coverage & More Affordable

9/24/09, Webster-Kirkwood Times LTE: Find Common Ground

9/1/09, Suburban Journals: Medical Crisis Strenthens Woman’s Stance on Health Care Reform

8/24/09, St. Louis Post Dispatch LTE: Suffering

8/16/09, Kansas City Star LTE: Health Care is a Human Right

8/28/09, Southeast Missourian: Speakers at health care forum agree on need for reform

8/27/09, Columbia Missourian: Missouri religious leaders voice support for health care reform

8/24/09, Kansas City Star: Supporters of health care reform dominate town hall session

8/23/09, MissouriNet: Group comes out in support of health care reform

8/21/09, St. Louis Beacon: Groups for and against health care reform press their cases before Congress resumes

8/20/09, Southeast Missourian Letter to the Editor: Time to unify on health care

8/11/09, Lee’s Summit Journal Letter to the Editor: Healthcare system is broken

7/18/09, Southeast Missourian: Reform of U.S. health care is a must

7/14/09, St. Louis Beacon: Health care reform needed now

7/10/09, St. Louis Post-Dispatch LTE: Stop Playing Politics and Solve the Health Care Crisis

7/2/09, Southeast Missourian: Goal: Guaranteed, affordable

4/16/09, Kansas City Star: Docs differ on remedy for gaps in health care

4/15/09, Kansas City Star: Expanding Medicaid in Missouri is a step in the right direction

4/15/09, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editorial: Missouri should not balance its budget on the backs of the poor

4/11/09, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Letters to the Editor: Up to the people

4/6/09, KWMU: Faith Community and the Missouri Budget (Click to Listen)

4/6/09, St. Louis Suburban Journals: Rally seeks to prevent state cuts in social services

4/5/09, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Faith leaders, Gospel choir headline budget rally today in St. Louis

4/3/09, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: The little boy at the edge of the world

3/29/2009, Fired Up Missouri: Getting an Earful from Faith Leaders

3/24/09, Jewish Light: Rabbi Talve Addresses Concerns about Budget Cuts

2/26/09, St. Louis Beacon: Nixon Plans to Increase the Number of Children who have Health Care

2/19/09, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Building a Movement: Missouri Health Care for All

2/19/09, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Instead of cutting services, Missouri should find new revenue

2/17/09, KSDK and KMOV: City of St. Louis Endorses Missouri Health Care for All

2/17/09, Southeast Missourian: Critical need for one-time money

2/12/09, St. Louis Jewish Light: Making health care accessible

2008

8/28/08, St. Louis Review: Diginty of Work Called Hallmakr of Chruch Teaching

5/21/08, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Legislature failed; now citizens must demand health care for all

5/7/08, St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Group aims to bring health care to all

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