health care http://kbia.org en Columbia recognizes National Public Health Week http://kbia.org/post/columbia-recognizes-national-public-health-week <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Columbia-Boone County Department of Public Health and Human services celebrates Public Health Week April 7-13. The department is promoting this year's theme as "Public Health: Start Here, Better Health. Better Missouri."&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:20:39 +0000 Colin Hope 51202 at http://kbia.org Columbia recognizes National Public Health Week Missouri Senate passes $600 million bonding plan http://kbia.org/post/missouri-senate-passes-600-million-bonding-plan <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A potential $600 million bonding plan for state buildings has passed the Missouri Senate.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:23:10 +0000 Associated Press 50745 at http://kbia.org Missouri Senate passes $600 million bonding plan Hobby Lobby attorney starts Missouri group http://kbia.org/post/hobby-lobby-attorney-starts-missouri-group <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">An attorney representing an Oklahoma business challenging a federal contraception coverage mandate is starting a nonprofit group in Missouri.</p><p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 19:20:24 +0000 Associated Press 49941 at http://kbia.org Hobby Lobby attorney starts Missouri group State employees now have on-site access to health care http://kbia.org/post/state-employees-now-have-site-access-health-care <p>Gov. Jay Nixon officially dedicated the <em>Strive for Wellness</em> Health Center at the Truman State Office Building today.</p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:27:21 +0000 Arial Ruffin 49353 at http://kbia.org State employees now have on-site access to health care Mo. Senate passes mammogram legislation http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-passes-mammogram-legislation <p>Women with dense breast tissue would have to be notified about the need for additional screenings at their&nbsp;mammograms&nbsp;under legislation passed by the Missouri Senate.</p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 23:13:35 +0000 Associated Press 47783 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate passes mammogram legislation Navigators: your guide to the Affordable Care Act http://kbia.org/post/navigators-your-guide-affordable-care-act <p>Navigators are federally funded counselors who are trained to help people understand their options under the <a href="http://www.hhs.gov/opa/affordable-care-act/index.html">Affordable Care Act</a>.</p><p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Kate Grumke 41562 at http://kbia.org Navigators: your guide to the Affordable Care Act Who should you blame for the glitches in Missouri's health care exchange? http://kbia.org/post/who-should-you-blame-glitches-missouris-health-care-exchange <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This week on CoMo Explained we look at how Missouri is implementing </span>Obamacare<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and ask whether it'll be successful or not.</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 19:49:37 +0000 Harum Helmy 41532 at http://kbia.org Who should you blame for the glitches in Missouri's health care exchange? University of Missouri Health Care to cut workforce http://kbia.org/post/university-missouri-health-care-cut-workforce <p>University of Missouri Health Care will lay off or cut the hours and pay for 35 employees and eliminate 90 unfilled jobs in the coming year.</p><p>MU Health Care spokesperson Mary Jenkins told The Columbia Daily Tribune the job losses are due to cuts in federal health care payments from Medicare and the failure of legislators to expand Medicaid eligibility.</p><p>She says many of the 90 jobs that will be eliminated have been unfilled for most of the past year.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:29:59 +0000 Associated Press 35582 at http://kbia.org University of Missouri Health Care to cut workforce What most Missourians don't know about Hepatitis C, even when they're infected http://kbia.org/post/what-most-missourians-dont-know-about-hepatitis-c-even-when-theyre-infected <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/kcur/audio/2013/05/052013_Hepatitis_C_WRAP.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kcur/files/styles/card_280/public/201305/hepC.png" alt="" /><p>A <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/hepatitisc/index.html">recent report</a> from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that only half of Americans identified as having had Hepatitis C ever follow-up with additional screening and treatment. But that’s only part of the problem, according to Bruce Burkett of the Missouri Hepatitis C Alliance. Nearly three in four people who have the disease don’t even know it. Mon, 20 May 2013 13:21:20 +0000 Elana Gordon 34035 at http://kbia.org Health care reform put on hold as lawmakers wrap up session http://kbia.org/post/health-care-reform-put-hold-lawmakers-wrap-session <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rain is drizzling on the roughly 40 people standing in line outside the Good Samaritan Care Clinic in rural Mountain View, Missouri. Some have been standing for hours. At 5:30 pm, the clinic doors swing open, and the patients flood into a clean, bare bones waiting room.</span></p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 22:30:31 +0000 Jennifer Davidson 33894 at http://kbia.org Health care reform put on hold as lawmakers wrap up session Mo. House speaker urges birth control appeal http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-speaker-urges-birth-control-appeal <p>Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones wants the attorney general to appeal a judge's ruling striking down the state's contraception insurance exemption for people with moral objections. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 21:53:20 +0000 Associated Press 30746 at http://kbia.org Mo. House speaker urges birth control appeal St. Louis system will acquire Mexico hospital http://kbia.org/post/st-louis-system-will-acquire-mexico-hospital <p>A St. Louis-based health system says it will acquire the Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Mo. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 22:14:55 +0000 Associated Press 29998 at http://kbia.org St. Louis system will acquire Mexico hospital Two separate Mo. House committees reject Medicaid expansion efforts http://kbia.org/post/two-separate-mo-house-committees-reject-medicaid-expansion-efforts <p></p><div style="font-family: 'Segoe UI', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; margin: 0px 0px 10pt;"><div style="margin: 0px 0px 10pt;"><p><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;">Medicaid expansion is dead for now in the Missouri House. &nbsp;Two separate House committees voted down efforts Monday to expand Medicaid to 259,000 Missourians next</span><span style="font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', Times, serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 1.5;"> year and 41,000 more in later years.</span></p> Tue, 26 Feb 2013 00:06:57 +0000 Marshall Griffin 29475 at http://kbia.org Two separate Mo. House committees reject Medicaid expansion efforts Mo. hospitals provided $1.1B in uncompensated care http://kbia.org/post/mo-hospitals-provided-11b-uncompensated-care <p>Missouri hospitals report providing a record $1.1 billion of uncompensated care to patients in 2011. Thu, 13 Dec 2012 23:07:41 +0000 Associated Press 25900 at http://kbia.org Mo. hospitals provided $1.1B in uncompensated care Judge hears lawsuit over Mo. health care measure http://kbia.org/post/judge-hears-lawsuit-over-mo-health-care-measure <p>A Missouri judge is preparing to weigh arguments on the wording of a health care proposal on the state's November ballot.</p><p>Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and several top GOP lawmakers claim in a lawsuit that the ballot language written by Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan is misleading.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 13:03:28 +0000 Associated Press 20145 at http://kbia.org Judge hears lawsuit over Mo. health care measure