jay barnes http://kbia.org en Republican lawmaker projects savings under potential Medicaid changes http://kbia.org/post/republican-lawmaker-projects-savings-under-potential-medicaid-changes <p></p><p>The chairman of a special&nbsp;Missouri&nbsp;House panel is outlining potential Medicaid changes that could expand coverage to lower-income adults while reducing it for children.</p><p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 23:22:01 +0000 Associated Press 43376 at http://kbia.org Republican lawmaker projects savings under potential Medicaid changes Mo. House panel to look into hostility claims http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-panel-look-hostility-claims <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri's&nbsp;Republican House leader wants a legislative hearing on allegations of a hostile workplace in parts of Democratic </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Jay Nixon's administration.</span></p><p>House Speaker Tim Jones said Friday that he has asked the House Government Oversight and Accountability Committee to convene a hearing on the issue. That comes after former employees in the departments of agriculture and labor recently went public with assertions of intimidation and discrimination by former department directors.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 21:37:04 +0000 Associated Press 43125 at http://kbia.org Mo. House panel to look into hostility claims Mo. House Committee Kicks Off Series Of Medicaid Hearings http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-committee-kicks-series-medicaid-hearings <span style="line-height: 1.5;">A series of hearings by state lawmakers into Missouri&#39;s Medicaid system has begun.</span><p>The interim House Committee on Medicaid Transformation spent much of the first day Thursday looking at proposed changes in Arkansas and Iowa, which would include expanding access to private health insurers and rewarding healthy behavior.&#160; <a href="http://www.slu.edu/colleges/law/slulaw/faculty/watsons">Sidney Watson</a> is a law professor at St. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 12:52:36 +0000 Marshall Griffin 41200 at http://kbia.org Mo. House Committee Kicks Off Series Of Medicaid Hearings GOP Medicaid expansion plan gets support in House hearing http://kbia.org/post/gop-medicaid-expansion-plan-gets-support-house-hearing <p></p><p>Some supporters of a Medicaid expansion championed by President Barack Obama are also embracing a Republican alternative put forth in the Missouri House.</p><p>Missouri's Republican-led committees have repeatedly defeated the Medicaid expansion backed by Obama and Democrats.</p><p>Rep. Jay Barnes (R-Jefferson City) is proposing the Republican alternative of the expansion. Among the witnesses testifying for Barnes’ plan in a House committee Monday were people who have stood by Democrats in recent weeks as they embraced a proposed Medicaid expansion for lower-income adults.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 21:30:04 +0000 Associated Press 30958 at http://kbia.org GOP Medicaid expansion plan gets support in House hearing Gov. Nixon challenges Republican alternative to Medicaid expansion http://kbia.org/post/gov-nixon-challenges-republican-alternative-medicaid-expansion <p>Gov. Jay Nixon has raised concerns about a Republican-backed Medicaid plan. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 23:58:34 +0000 Associated Press 30082 at http://kbia.org Gov. Nixon challenges Republican alternative to Medicaid expansion