elana gordon http://kbia.org en 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 Businessman takes on federal health care contraceptive provision http://kbia.org/post/businessman-takes-federal-health-care-contraceptive-provision <p>A federal court is scheduled today, to take up one Missouri businessesman’s challenge to a recently enacted provision of the federal health law. The provision requires that most employee-health plans include no-cost coverage of contraceptives. But the rule has faced backlash from several businesses and lawmakers around the region.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:16:18 +0000 Elana Gordon 27242 at http://kbia.org Federal government will step in to create Missouri's health exchange http://kbia.org/post/federal-government-will-step-create-missouris-health-exchange <p> The federal government will set up and manage a health exchange in Missouri. An exchange is an online marketplace where individuals and small businesses will soon shop for health plans. The Affordable Care Act, or obamacare, requires that all states have exchanges up and running by 2014. States have until next week to indicate whether they will run one or not. Fri, 09 Nov 2012 13:41:43 +0000 Elana Gordon 24280 at http://kbia.org Federal government will step in to create Missouri's health exchange Charity care at Missouri hospitals on the rise, new report finds http://kbia.org/post/charity-care-missouri-hospitals-rise-new-report-finds <p>Missouri hospitals are providing more charity care, according to a new analysis from the Missouri Foundation for Health.&nbsp;But, community health centers have also been easing the strain.</p><p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 13:17:40 +0000 Elana Gordon 15249 at http://kbia.org Charity care at Missouri hospitals on the rise, new report finds Newscast for January 26, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-january-26-2012 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>$27 million in grant money to health insurance exchange in Missouri has come to a complete halt</li><li>Missouri democrats block weak workplace discrimination bill in State Senate</li><li>ACLU sues St. Louis for inmate grievances</li><li>Big trucks on small roads--cattlemen vs. MoDOT Thu, 26 Jan 2012 16:27:48 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 7736 at http://kbia.org Newscast for January 26, 2012 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 Time to sign up for Medicare http://kbia.org/post/time-sign-medicare <p>For seniors and people with disabilities, now&#39;s the time to sign up for or review Medicare coverage. This year, Medicare&#39;s open enrollment period ends a lot earlier than usual.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 05 Dec 2011 15:31:53 +0000 4759 at http://kbia.org Time to sign up for Medicare