health insurance exchange http://kbia.org en McCaskill turns down aid for health insurance plan http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-turns-down-aid-health-insurance-plan <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill says she'll be shopping for a health care policy on the new federal insurance exchange but won't be taking a subsidy.</p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 14:47:30 +0000 Associated Press 45171 at http://kbia.org McCaskill turns down aid for health insurance plan McCaskill: Public will eventually like health law http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-public-will-eventually-health-law <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Sen. Claire McCaskill says she's "embarrassed and angry" about the rollout of a key part of the new federal health care law. But the&nbsp;<font color="red">Missouri</font>&nbsp;Democrat believes people will eventually come to like it.</p><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:31:27 +0000 Associated Press 43025 at http://kbia.org McCaskill: Public will eventually like health law Mo. awards contract for online Medicaid enrollment http://kbia.org/post/mo-awards-contract-online-medicaid-enrollment <p>People enrolling in Missouri's Medicaid health care program soon could do so online instead of through paper applications.</p><p>The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the state has awarded a $147 million contract to a Fort Lauderdale, Fla.,-based company called EngagePoint to set up the new system. About 90 percent of the money is coming from the federal government.</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 21:21:36 +0000 Associated Press 36334 at http://kbia.org Mo. awards contract for online Medicaid enrollment Rural Reads: On osteopathic physicians and access to insurance http://kbia.org/post/rural-reads-osteopathic-physicians-and-access-insurance <p></p><p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Every Friday, </span>KBIA’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Health and Wealth Desk curates the week’s most interesting (or so we think) articles and reports on rural health, wealth and society issues.</span></em></p><p><strong>Osteopathic Physicians: An Answer To Rural Health Care Needs? </strong></p><p>It’s no secret the <a href="http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/where-have-all-the-primary-care-doctors-gone/">U.S. is facing a shortage of primary care physician</a>s – especially in rural areas,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">which is home to some 20 percent of all Americans, but only has 9 percent of all physicians</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Compared to specialized medicine such as surgery and cardiology, primary care does not pay as well – and the average student loan debt for med school graduates is $161,290. Only about 24 percent of MD graduates lean to primary care. That’s not the case with recent osteopathic medicine graduates, though. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 23:02:34 +0000 Harum Helmy 30507 at http://kbia.org Kinder calls on legislators to refuse health insurance exchange, Medicaid expansion http://kbia.org/post/kinder-calls-legislators-refuse-health-insurance-exchange-medicaid-expansion <div style="margin:0 0 10pt 0;"><p></p><p></p></div><div style="margin:0 0 10pt 0;"><p>Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder is urging state lawmakers to refrain from creating a health insurance exchange or expanding Medicaid when they convene for their regular session next year.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:58:28 +0000 Marshall Griffin 24620 at http://kbia.org Kinder calls on legislators to refuse health insurance exchange, Medicaid expansion Newscast for August 31, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-august-31-2012 <p>Regional news from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Koster won't file appeal for Carnahan on health ins. exchange ballot language</li><li>Akin runs, rides in rural NW Missouri parade</li><li>Soil may be a source of antibiotic resistance</li></ul> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 14:55:03 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 20367 at http://kbia.org Koster won't file appeal for Carnahan on health ins. exchange ballot language http://kbia.org/post/koster-wont-file-appeal-carnahan-health-ins-exchange-ballot-language <P>There will be no challenge to the new language inserted onto a ballot initiative by a Cole County judge regarding health insurance exchanges.</P> <P><A href="http://sos.mo.gov/elections/2012ballot/">The version initially approved</A> by <A href="http://sos.mo.gov/sosbio.asp">Secretary of State Robin Carnahan</A> (D)&#160;had asked if state law should, “deny individuals, families and small businesses the ability to access affordable health care,” unless the people or the legislature created an exchange.&#160;&#160;In a statement, Carnahan says<A href="http://ago.mo.gov/koster_bio.htm"> Attorney General Chris Koster </A>(D) refused to file an appeal on her office’s behalf.&#160;<A href="http://ltgov.mo.gov/"> Lt. Governor Peter Kinder </A>(R) filed suit against Carnahan over that language.&#160; He applauded the Democratic Attorney General’s move. Fri, 31 Aug 2012 14:28:26 +0000 Marshall Griffin 20365 at http://kbia.org Koster won't file appeal for Carnahan on health ins. exchange ballot language Cole County judge strikes down language in Mo. health care measure http://kbia.org/post/cole-county-judge-strikes-down-language-mo-health-care-measure <p>A Cole County judge has struck down language authorized by Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan in a ballot initiative dealing with the creation of a health insurance exchange.&nbsp; Tue, 28 Aug 2012 23:09:43 +0000 Marshall Griffin 20190 at http://kbia.org Cole County judge strikes down language in Mo. health care measure Voters to weigh in on state health exchange http://kbia.org/post/voters-weigh-state-health-exchange <p>In the next few days, the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of the federal health care law. Even if the court upholds the law, one key component will be under fire here in Missouri come November. On the ballot will be a measure targeting the law&#39;s required online marketplaces, or health insurance exchanges, where individuals and small businesses can buy plans.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 12:05:41 +0000 Elana Gordon 16075 at http://kbia.org Voters to weigh in on state health exchange Mo. Senate votes down health insurance exchange http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-votes-down-health-insurance-exchange <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The Missouri Senate has rejected an attempt to set up a state-run health insurance exchange.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">The exchanges are part of the federal health care law approved in 2009. States are required to create exchanges by 2014 so that individuals and small business can compare health insurance plans.</p><p> Tue, 20 Mar 2012 19:46:39 +0000 Associated Press 10897 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate votes down health insurance exchange Another roadblock for Missouri health exchange http://kbia.org/post/another-roadblock-missouri-health-exchange <p>Last session, Republicans in the Missouri Senate blocked the creation of a state-run health insurance exchange. The online insurance marketplace is required under Obama&#39;s health reform law, but has become a political football in states like Missouri, with a Republican-controlled legislature. In this week&#39;s Health &amp; Wealth update, Republican senators move to put one more roadblock on the path to a state exchange.</p><p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 17:45:33 +0000 Jacob Fenston 6843 at http://kbia.org Another roadblock for Missouri health exchange The science of small things http://kbia.org/post/science-small-things <p>In this edition of&nbsp;Under the Microscope:&nbsp;the future of nanotechnology ... and political&nbsp;maneuvers&nbsp;mess with&nbsp;Missouri&#39;s efforts for a&nbsp;state health&nbsp;insurance exchange. Featuring reporting by&nbsp;St. Louis Public Radio&#39;s&nbsp;Veronique LaCapra and&nbsp;KCUR&#39;s&nbsp;Elana Gordon. Thu, 29 Dec 2011 19:30:30 +0000 Janet Saidi 6135 at http://kbia.org The science of small things One Person's Travelocity is Another's Government Takeover http://kbia.org/post/one-persons-travelocity-anothers-government-takeover <p>Backers compare health insurance exchanges to Travelocity or Expedia. Websites where you can quickly compare prices and features to get the best deal. But detractors oppose them as a federal intrusion into the health care market. In this weekly Health &amp; Wealth update, Missourians debate the merits of Obama&#39;s health reform law, as state lawmakers try to decide whether to authorize an exchange.</p><p> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 16:03:18 +0000 Jacob Fenston 3706 at http://kbia.org One Person's Travelocity is Another's Government Takeover