dental clinic http://kbia.org en Charity dental care gives uninsured Missourians something to smile about http://kbia.org/post/charity-dental-care-gives-uninsured-missourians-something-smile-about <p></p><p><em>&nbsp; Note: A portion of this story was aired as part of the Health &amp; Wealth Update for 5/14/2014</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When I think about adult dental care in Missouri, I think of Ben Affleck. In the movie <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrjKb0xy8SQ"><em>Argo</em></a>, CIA agent Tony Mendez, played by Affleck, pitches his plan to extract six American hostages from Iran by pretending to be on a Hollywood scouting trip. The CIA director doesn’t think it’ll work and wants to look for a better option. That’s when Mendez says:</span></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 14:07:37 +0000 Katie Hiler 52947 at http://kbia.org Charity dental care gives uninsured Missourians something to smile about Missouri dental clinic serves state's most desperate http://kbia.org/post/missouri-dental-clinic-serves-states-most-desperate <p></p><p></p><p>Back in 2005, Missouri de-funded dental care for all Medicaid recipients except, children, pregnant women and the disabled. And it’s left a lot of people with only bad options.</p><p>Many of them find themselves in the ER with tooth infections, where cost for treatment per patient can run on average around $9,000. Some try to find affordable care at <a href="http://www.raconline.org/topics/federally-qualified-health-centers">Federally Qualified Health Centers</a> where services are discounted for low-income patients, but aren't free.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 14:13:01 +0000 Katie Hiler 52892 at http://kbia.org Missouri dental clinic serves state's most desperate Missouri's smoking bans spread to smaller towns http://kbia.org/post/missouris-smoking-bans-spread-smaller-towns <p></p><div></div><div>On this week's show, we'll take a closer look at smoking bans in Missouri.</div><p> Fri, 24 May 2013 19:01:54 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 34297 at http://kbia.org Missouri's smoking bans spread to smaller towns