Health Care

Seeking Board Members and Leaders

Missouri Health Care for All is seeking Board members and community leaders to help us advance our Principle that every Missourian deserves quality, affordable health care.

Please read on for more information and a short application form.

Click here for the Board Member Application

Who We Are

Missouri Health Care for All is a statewide, non-partisan, movement committed to securing access to affordable, high-quality health care choices for all Missourians.

Our work spans several major program areas: Base-building, public education, storybanking, grassroots mobilization, media, coalitions, and policy and lobbying work. This breadth of strategies is allowing MHCFA to play a lead role in defending against federal and state attacks on current health care programs, while continuing to call for improvements in our system.

As of Spring 2017, more than 15,000 individuals from across the state have joined our movement. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization led by a volunteer Board of Directors, a 6 FTE staff, and grassroots leaders working in their local communities.

Wanted: Board Members and Local Leaders

We are seeking leaders who are passionate about expanding access to health care in Missouri. We are working to grow our Board of Directors, as well as grow our grassroots leadership in local communities.

All who are interested are encouraged to apply.

About our Board of Directors

Missouri Health Care for All’s Board of Directors serves as both our organization’s guiding group and our most active leaders. We maintain a “working Board” that both governs and and helps move our work forward. Our goal is to have a statewide board that is truly diverse, with special emphasis on representing different geographic regions, including a rich array of denominations and faith groups and reflecting our state’s diversity in ethnic origin, racial background, party affiliation, and ability. We are a nonpartisan organization and welcome board members of differing political parties who share our belief that all Missourians deserve access to quality, affordable health care.

Expectations of Board Members

The time commitment for board members is approximately 5-10 hours per month.

Board meetings are held six times a year on the third Tuesday of the month (unless a major conflict arises). Our meeting schedule is as follows:

  • January – Conference Call
  • March – In-Person, Jefferson City
  • April – Conference Call
  • June – Annual 2-day Board retreat, St. Louis
  • September – In-Person, Jefferson City
  • November – In-Person, Jefferson City

Most board calls and meetings are held from 11am – 2 pm.

In addition to attending monthly meetings, we ask Board members to:

  • Actively participate in discussions and decisions about the direction of the organization
  • Help grow our movement by networking with potential Missouri Health Care for All supporters
  • Positively represent Missouri Health Care for All in the community
  • Provide monthly oversight of the Missouri Health Care for All’s finances (fiduciary responsibility)
  • Help with fundraising efforts, including making a personal financial gift each year
  • Volunteer for local and statewide programming as appropriate

Please click here to read our Board of Directors Commitment Policy, signed annually by all Board members: MHCFA BOARD COMMITMENT POLICY

Applying for Board Membership:

Our Board of Directors is seeking applicants for Board service. To help us elect the best possible slate for the organization, interested potential board members are asked to submit a short application. We will review all of the received applications and nominate a slate that brings the greatest strength possible to the board.

If you are not nominated for a board position at this time, we will contact you about other ways you can help Missouri Health Care for All.

Click here for the Board Member Application.

Applications for 2017 election are due Friday, April 28 at 5:00 pm Central Time. 

Thank you for your interest!

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MHCFA is Seeking Board Members and Leaders

MHCFA is Seeking Board Members and Leaders

Missouri Health Care for All is seeking Board members and community leaders to help us advance our Principle that every Missourian deserves quality, affordable health care.

Please read on for more information and a short application form.

Click here for the Board Member Application

Who We Are

Missouri Health Care for All is a statewide, non-partisan, movement committed to securing access to affordable, high-quality health care choices for all Missourians.

Our work spans several major program areas: Base-building, public education, storybanking, grassroots mobilization, media, coalitions, and policy and lobbying work. This breadth of strategies is allowing MHCFA to play a lead role in defending against federal and state attacks on current health care programs, while continuing to call for improvements in our system.

As of Spring 2017, more than 15,000 individuals from across the state have joined our movement. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization led by a volunteer Board of Directors, a 6 FTE staff, and grassroots leaders working in their local communities.

Wanted: Board Members and Local Leaders

We are seeking leaders who are passionate about expanding access to health care in Missouri. We are working to grow our Board of Directors, as well as grow our grassroots leadership in local communities.

All who are interested are encouraged to apply.

About our Board of Directors

Missouri Health Care for All’s Board of Directors serves as both our organization’s guiding group and our most active leaders. We maintain a “working Board” that both governs and and helps move our work forward. Our goal is to have a statewide board that is truly diverse, with special emphasis on representing different geographic regions, including a rich array of denominations and faith groups and reflecting our state’s diversity in ethnic origin, racial background, party affiliation, and ability. We are a nonpartisan organization and welcome board members of differing political parties who share our belief that all Missourians deserve access to quality, affordable health care.

Expectations of Board Members

The time commitment for board members is approximately 5-10 hours per month.

Board meetings are held six times a year on the third Tuesday of the month (unless a major conflict arises). Our meeting schedule is as follows:

  • January – Conference Call
  • March – In-Person, Jefferson City
  • April – Conference Call
  • June – Annual 2-day Board retreat, St. Louis
  • September – In-Person, Jefferson City
  • November – In-Person, Jefferson City

Most board calls and meetings are held from 11am – 2 pm.

In addition to attending monthly meetings, we ask Board members to:

  • Actively participate in discussions and decisions about the direction of the organization
  • Help grow our movement by networking with potential Missouri Health Care for All supporters
  • Positively represent Missouri Health Care for All in the community
  • Provide monthly oversight of the Missouri Health Care for All’s finances (fiduciary responsibility)
  • Help with fundraising efforts, including making a personal financial gift each year
  • Volunteer for local and statewide programming as appropriate

Please click here to read our Board of Directors Commitment Policy, signed annually by all Board members: MHCFA BOARD COMMITMENT POLICY

Applying for Board Membership:

Our Board of Directors is seeking applicants for Board service. To help us elect the best possible slate for the organization, interested potential board members are asked to submit a short application. We will review all of the received applications and nominate a slate that brings the greatest strength possible to the board.

If you are not nominated for a board position at this time, we will contact you about other ways you can help Missouri Health Care for All.

Click here for the Board Member Application.

Applications for 2017 election are due Friday, April 28 at 5:00 pm Central Time. 

Thank you for your interest!

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Breaking: US House takes shameful health vote

Breaking: US House takes shameful health vote

Breaking News: The U.S. House just took its first vote to gut the Affordable Care Act. 

The U.S. House has followed the Senate’s lead by voting 227-198 to pass the budget resolution designed to dismantle the ACA.

Representatives Ann Wagner, Blaine Luetkemeyer, Vicki Hartzler, Sam Graves, Billy Long, and Jason Smith voted in favor of gutting the Affordable Care Act’s benefits for Missouri families.

Representatives Lacy Clay and Emanuel Cleaver stood with Missouri families and voted no on this dangerous proposal.

Join us Tuesday for Rush Hour Rallies across the state

We are taking to the streets to have our voices heard. Join us for Rush Hour Rallies from across the state.

Tuesday, January 17th – 8:00 AM

Tuesday, January 17th – 11:00 AM

 

Speak out against these reckless votes

Take to Social Media!

Take a picture of yourself holding a “Don’t Take My Health Care” sign and tweet or post it. Be sure to include these hashtags: #KeepOurCare #SaveACA #Reckless

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Trivia Night 2016

Trivia Night 2016

Put on your healthiest thinking cap and join Missouri Health Care for All for our Second Annual St. Louis Trivia Night. Proceeds will support our work to make sure every Missourian has access to quality, affordable health care.

Saturday, December 10, 2016
Doors open at 6pm, Trivia begins at 7pm
Central Reform Congregation
5020 Waterman Ave. St. Louis, MO  63108
$25 per person OR $200 for a table of 10

An event flyer can be found here. Please share widely!

Trivia * Prizes * Mulligans * Free Beer!
Outside snacks and beverages (including alcohol) welcome. However, please respect Central Reform Congregation as hosts and refrain from bringing pork or shellfish products.

Use the form below to reserve your spot. If you encounter technical difficulties or have questions, please contact us at mohealth@mohealthcareforall.org or 877-383-8884.

We’ll see you at Trivia Night!


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Rate Review signed into law

Rate Review signed into law

Governor Jay Nixon signs Health Insurance Rate Review

Missouri Health Care for All cheers steps to protect Missouri consumers

Missouri Health Care for All (MHCFA) applauds the July 5th signing of SB865 which finally allows Missouri’s Department of Insurance to review insurance rates filed by health insurance companies, and to determine if the rates are reasonable.

Missouri Health Care for All’s Executive Director, Jen Bersdale, explains the significance of this issue: “Until now, Missouri has been the only state in the country where our Department of Insurance has no authority to review or publish the premiums being charged by health insurance companies. Without this basic transparency, consumers have no way of determining whether the rates they are being charged are fair.”

Professor Sidney Watson, the Jane and Bruce Robert Professor of Law at Saint Louis University’s Center for Health Law Studies and a Missouri Health Care for All Board Member, points out that Missouri families are suffering under high premiums, especially in certain parts of the state. “Our analysis of plans being sold in the Health Insurance Marketplace determined that while rates have risen an average of 6% nationally over the last two years, they have risen 24% in Missouri. In addition, rates are significantly different across Missouri, with consumers paying as much as $100 more each month in Hannibal and West Plains than they would in St. Louis or Kansas City. Rate review would help us shed light on the reasons for these variances and what we can do to address them.”

Sarah Gentry, Policy Director with Missouri Health Care for All, lauds the bipartisan coalition that propelled rate review to passage. “There were rate review bills sponsored by Reps. Charlie Davis (R – Webb City), Bill White (R – Joplin), and Margo McNeill (D – St. Louis County). We were delighted to work together with all three representatives to advance this issue, and we applaud them for their leadership and collaboration.”

Crystal Brigman Mahaney, MHCFA’s Deputy Director, notes that grassroots supporters from across the state have spoken out in support of rate review for years. “Our members understand that transparency is the first step to bringing down the high cost of premiums for Missouri families. Hundreds of Missouri Health Care for All supporters voiced their support for rate review by calling, e-mailing and meeting with their legislators, as well as by writing letters to the editor and educating their friends and neighbors.”

Read the Governor’s full statement on SB865 here: http://on.mo.gov/29lFnvr

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