Month: September 2016

Missouri Legislature Overrides SB608: Adds fees & penalties to Medicaid

Missouri Legislature Overrides SB608: Adds fees & penalties to Medicaid

We are deeply disappointed that the Missouri House & Senate have narrowly voted to override the Governor’s veto of SB608, a dangerous bill that sought to punish Missourians on Medicaid for ER use and missed appointments.. These penalties & fees have been shown to hurt health.

We thank the Senators and Representatives who spoke against the override, noting the real life circumstances many Medicaid recipients face, and the need to increase access to health care, not put up more barriers.

We are deeply disappointed to report that the Missouri House and Senate narrowly voted to override Governor Nixon’s veto. SB608 will become law.

Medicaid connects thousands of Missouri families to health care they would otherwise not be able to afford. SB608 will penalize Medicaid patients with unaffordable co-pays, more Missourians will put off needed medical care, and their health will suffer.

We are continuing to fight back against this bad policy. Over the coming months, we will push the state of Missouri to reduce the harm to low income patients. We will need your help to protect Missouri’s most vulnerable and will reach out when it is time to act.

As always, we will let you know when we need you to take action and stand up for the health of Missourians.

Thank you for taking action and supporting our movement.

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St. Louis Volunteer & Legislator Appreciation

St. Louis Volunteer & Legislator Appreciation

Mark your calendar and RSVP to join us September 21st for our legislator & volunteer appreciation event.

Join us to celebrate the success of the past year, and to specifically honor the amazing advocates who helped carry this work forward.

Wednesday, September 21st
5:30 – 7:00 PM
CAASTLC
Community Action Agency of St. Louis County
2709 Woodson Road, St. Louis, MO
Admission is free

We will be honoring Representative Margo McNeil for sponsoring and helping pass Rate Review this session.

We will also be honoring the tireless work of Saint Louis University Law School students Grace Flash and Dorothy Rodriguez. We will also be honoring the great work of Sidney Watson, Saint Louis University Law Professor.

There is no admission to join the reception. Mark your calendar and RSVP for the celebration now!

Thanks to the work of these honorees and our movement, Missouri consumers will have greater transparency in their health insurance rates.

RSVP here or email mohealth@mohealthcareforall.org for more information.

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