insurance coverage http://kbia.org en Federal judge makes contraceptives mandate ruling http://kbia.org/post/federal-judge-makes-contraceptives-mandate-ruling <p>A federal judge has struck down a Missouri law that directly challenges the so-called contraceptive mandate under the federal health law. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:08:38 +0000 Elana Gordon 30603 at http://kbia.org Federal judge makes contraceptives mandate ruling Mo. insurance department fields 26K complaints http://kbia.org/post/mo-insurance-department-fields-26k-complaints <p>Missouri's Insurance Department says it has recovered $7.7 million so far this year for consumers. The money comes from customers with complaints about their insurance companies or coverage.</p><p>The department said through September of this year, it has fielded more than 10,000 written inquiries and complaints – and more than 16,000 phone calls from customers.</p><p>Often complaints have to do with denial of claims and processing delays. Most of the problems reported have to do with health insurance, followed by auto and homeowner coverage.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 13:02:52 +0000 Associated Press 23018 at http://kbia.org Mo. insurance department fields 26K complaints Half a million Missourians to gain insurance under health care law http://kbia.org/post/half-million-missourians-gain-insurance-under-health-care-law <p>In Missouri, an estimated 835,000 people don&#39;t have health insurance &ndash; that&#39;s about 14 percent of the state&#39;s population. But in the next couple of years, that figure is going to change. Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld most of the federal health care law, about half a million Missourians will join the rolls of the insured &ndash; either through Medicaid, the private insurance market, or with the help of subsidies provided by the federal government. The percentage of uninsured will drop to five percent of the population.</p><p class="Radiotrax"><o:p></o:p></p><p class="Radiotrax"> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 16:33:27 +0000 Jacob Fenston 17370 at http://kbia.org Half a million Missourians to gain insurance under health care law