health care exchange http://kbia.org en Mo. health policy enrollment up, but behind goal http://kbia.org/post/mo-health-policy-enrollment-behind-goal <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The number of Missouri residents using a federal website to enroll in health insurance is growing, but not as fast as had been projected.</p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:48:43 +0000 Associated Press 49479 at http://kbia.org Mo. health policy enrollment up, but behind goal Study finds thousands of Mo. Latinos have new health insurance options http://kbia.org/post/study-finds-thousands-mo-latinos-have-new-health-insurance-options <p>A report issued Tuesday by the federal Department of Health and Human Services found that almost 200,000 Latinos in Missouri may have new options for health coverage. The report says they might qualify for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or for lower costs on premiums&nbsp; through the Health Insurance Marketplace. 43,000 of the eligible Missouri Latinos are currently uninsured, the report says.</p><p>Aaron Swaney, outreach and enrollment specialist at the Family Health Center, said the center does have a sizable portion of patients who are uninsured and Latino.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:02:40 +0000 Margaux Henquinet 48105 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate bills would curb insurance navigators http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-bills-would-curb-insurance-navigators <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Legislation requiring health insurance navigators to take an exam and undergo a background check is advancing in the state Legislature.</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Senators also voted Tuesday to move forward with a measure that would let people collect up to $50,000 in a lawsuit if a navigator unlawfully releases personal information about a client.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:20:15 +0000 Associated Press 48041 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate bills would curb insurance navigators Missouri sued over limits on health reform advice http://kbia.org/post/missouri-sued-over-limits-health-reform-advice <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Some health care advocates are suing the state of Missouri over legal limits on the counselors enlisted to help consumers navigate the new online health insurance marketplace.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 13:52:56 +0000 Associated Press 44672 at http://kbia.org Missouri health exchange opens for business http://kbia.org/post/missouri-health-exchange-opens-business <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The wait is over for Missourians hoping to find out whether the Affordable Care Act lives up to its name when it comes to shopping for government-backed health insurance.</p><p> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 12:50:22 +0000 Associated Press 41378 at http://kbia.org Missouri health exchange opens for business Navigating the new online health insurance marketplace http://kbia.org/post/navigating-new-online-health-insurance-marketplace <p></p><p></p><p><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Watch the show and join the conversation on the&nbsp;<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(12, 76, 162);">Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 22:45:24 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 41352 at http://kbia.org Navigating the new online health insurance marketplace Selling the Affordable Care Act to rural areas http://kbia.org/post/selling-affordable-care-act-rural-areas <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this week's episode, we'll hear why some rural residents are reluctant to sign up for insurance under the Affordable Care Act.</span></p><p> Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:41:31 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 40809 at http://kbia.org Selling the Affordable Care Act to rural areas Mo. Gov. Nixon open to Medicaid alternative http://kbia.org/post/mo-gov-nixon-open-medicaid-alternative <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is continuing to push for a Medicaid expansion, but he's open to alternatives that could use federal money to buy private insurance for lower-income adults. Thu, 28 Mar 2013 20:09:15 +0000 Associated Press 31147 at http://kbia.org Mo. Gov. Nixon open to Medicaid alternative Appeal looks unlikely in health care ballot wording case http://kbia.org/post/appeal-looks-unlikely-health-care-ballot-wording-case <p>Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster apparently has decided not to appeal a judge's decision rewriting the summary that voters will see for a ballot measure on health insurance exchanges. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 21:47:04 +0000 Associated Press 20327 at http://kbia.org Appeal looks unlikely in health care ballot wording case Arguments heard in health care exchange debate on ballot language http://kbia.org/post/arguments-heard-health-care-exchange-debate-ballot-language <p>Arguments were heard Friday on whether a temporary restraining order should be issued against Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan over language she approved for a ballot initiative regarding health care exchanges. Lt. Governor Peter Kinder and Republican lawmakers say the initiative is designed to block the governor from creating an exchange by executive order.</p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 13:19:28 +0000 Marshall Griffin 19691 at http://kbia.org Mo. Gov. takes no stance on health care exchange http://kbia.org/post/mo-gov-takes-no-stance-health-care-exchange <p>The idea of a health care exchange in Missouri continues to be a political sticking point between Republicans and Democrats. And Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has yet to take a stance on the issue.</p><p>The day after Republican Lt. Governor Peter Kinder filed a lawsuit that alleges the wording for a healthcare exchange ballot initiative is misleading; Governor Jay Nixon did his best to sidestep the issue.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:35:58 +0000 Tim Lloyd 17423 at http://kbia.org Mo. Gov. takes no stance on health care exchange Lt. Gov. Kinder challenging Mo. ballot summary http://kbia.org/post/lt-gov-kinder-challenging-mo-ballot-summary <p>Missouri Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder is filing a lawsuit to challenge the ballot summary for a measure restricting the creation of a state health insurance exchange without specific approval from lawmakers or voters. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 14:00:27 +0000 Associated Press 17292 at http://kbia.org Lt. Gov. Kinder challenging Mo. ballot summary MO Lt. Gov. to challenge health care ballot language http://kbia.org/post/mo-lt-gov-challenge-health-care-ballot-language <p>Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder is once again filing suit against a health care measure. He and some other Republican lawmakers have announced plans to challenge the secretary of state&rsquo;s office on newly issued ballot language for a health care measure that&rsquo;s slated to appear on the November ballot. Thu, 05 Jul 2012 22:57:39 +0000 Elana Gordon 17097 at http://kbia.org MO Lt. Gov. to challenge health care ballot language Mo. lawmakers hit homestretch in final minutes of 2012 session http://kbia.org/post/mo-lawmakers-hit-homestretch-final-minutes-2012-session Missouri lawmakers continue debating bills in the closing&nbsp;minutes of the 2012 regular session.<p>Among the bills passed so far today is one that would require legislative approval before a health care exchange can be created in Missouri.&nbsp;&nbsp;State Rep.&nbsp;Ryan Silvey (R, Kansas City)&nbsp;accused Governor Jay Nixon (D)&nbsp;of trying last year to create an exchange via executive order. Fri, 18 May 2012 21:44:46 +0000 Marshall Griffin 14415 at http://kbia.org Mo. lawmakers hit homestretch in final minutes of 2012 session Republicans block $27 million in grant for health care exchange http://kbia.org/post/republicans-block-27-million-grant-health-care-exchange <p>The use of twenty seven million dollars in federal funds to help create a health insurance exchange in Missouri has come to a complete halt.&nbsp;</p><p>By Elana Gordon, KCUR.</p><p> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:38:10 +0000 KCUR 7737 at http://kbia.org Republicans block $27 million in grant for health care exchange Newscast for December 6, 2011 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-december-6-2011-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Missouri legislatures question proposed statewide health care exchange</li><li>Columbia City Council approves gender protection ordinance</li><li>The season&#39;s first snowfall causes problems for mid-Missouri drivers</li><li>UM Board of Curators continues search for next UM System president</li></ul> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 00:42:07 +0000 Ryan Schmidt 4868 at http://kbia.org Senators Get an Earful on Health Reform http://kbia.org/post/senators-get-earful-health-reform-0 <p>Missouri state senators listened to over 3 hours of impassioned testimony on health care reform yesterday. The hearing was supposed to be on the rather mundane question of whether Missouri should set up an online health care exchange starting in 2014, or let the federal government do so. But the hearing quickly became a forum for debating the merits of health reform itself. After the jump, two interviews with senators on the committee: a Democrat representing one of the state&#39;s most liberal districts, and a Republican who has been at the forefront of Missouri&#39;s pushback against &quot;Obamacare.&quot;</p><div style="height: 100%; line-height: 1.5; font-size: 87.5%; word-wrap: break-word; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; "><p> Fri, 11 Nov 2011 16:06:54 +0000 Jacob Fenston 3441 at http://kbia.org Senators Get an Earful on Health Reform Political Points vs. Sound Policy? http://kbia.org/post/political-points-vs-sound-policy <p>Republican lawmakers in red states are in a pickle. The Affordable Care Act requires each state to set up a health care exchange designed to bring down insurance costs for consumers. Republicans want no part of anything related to Obama&#39;s health care reform law, which they see as a federal intrusion on states rights. But if state lawmakers don&#39;t set up an exchange, the federal government will. In September, Republican senators in Missouri <a href="http://kbia.org/post/health-care-exchanges-spark-clash">prevented</a> the state from accepting $21 million of federal money to lay the groundwork for an exchange. Next door, the Sunflower State is in a similar quandary, reports Bryan Thompson of Kansas Public Radio.</p><p> Fri, 04 Nov 2011 15:12:21 +0000 Jacob Fenston 2975 at http://kbia.org Political Points vs. Sound Policy? In Kansas, Politics Over 'Obamacare' Strains Policy http://kbia.org/post/kansas-politics-over-obamacare-strains-policy A few months ago, Kansas seemed ahead of the game in preparing for an important requirement of the federal health law. The state had started to plan for exchanges — online marketplaces to help individuals and small businesses compare and buy health insurance.<p>But politics is intervening.<p>Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback never liked the Affordable Care Act, saying "Obamacare [is] an abomination." As a U.S. senator, he voted against it. Wed, 02 Nov 2011 17:34:00 +0000 editor 2915 at http://kbia.org In Kansas, Politics Over 'Obamacare' Strains Policy Health Care Exchanges Spark Clash http://kbia.org/post/health-care-exchanges-spark-clash <p>A Missouri Senate committee heard testimony Thursday on the health care exchanges mandated by the Affordable Care Act. The legislature must either create an exchange or let the federal government do so. Republicans on the committee clashed with Governor Jay Nixon&rsquo;s administration.</p><p> Fri, 16 Sep 2011 05:00:00 +0000 Jacob Fenston 2004 at http://kbia.org