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Obamacare Subsidies' Impact on Rural Missouri

When Darvin Bentlage needed colon surgery in 2007, he had an expensive stay at the hospital. “The room alone for a week was $25,000,” Bentlage says. Add in the cost of the procedure and, “it added up to about $60,000 or $70,000.”
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The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 opinion, says the sedative used in Oklahoma's lethal injection cocktail does not violate the U.S. Constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment.

Here's the background to the case, in the words of SCOTUSblog:

Today Paul Pepper and MARIE ROBERTSON, Director and Co-Owner of Dancearts of Columbia, talk about the upcoming 2015 Dance Intensive Camp, happening July 13th-24th. Sign up today! At [3:19] NANETTE WARD, Central Missouri Stop Human Trafficking, is here with news about recent legislation that passed concerning trafficking in the U.S. June 29, 2015

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Missouri is set to become the first state to spell out the type of eating disorder treatments that insurance companies must cover.

Photo provided by Miller County Emergency Management.

 

Up to 100 residents were evacuated from a mobile home park in northeast Missouri because of rising flood waters.

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Mercy Jefferson Hospital is set to break ground in Crystal City on a $135 million project that will focus on adding a new three-story patient tower to the 251-bed facility.

Invasive Insect Threatens Missouri Ash Trees

Jun 29, 2015
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The Missouri Department of Conservation has found an invasive tree pest in 11 Missouri counties.

A doctor I interviewed for this story told me something that stuck with me. He said for every person with dementia he treats, he finds himself caring for two patients. That's how hard it can be to be a caregiver for someone with dementia.

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Today, with the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, the United States Supreme Court decided same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states. This morning, the Boone County Recorder of Deeds Office began to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.


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