missouri foundation for health http://kbia.org en Ashland hosts non-motorized transportation expansion meeting http://kbia.org/post/ashland-hosts-non-motorized-transportation-expansion-meeting <p>The city of Ashland is looking into expanding non-motor transportation. This includes producing more sidewalks, pedestrian crossings and bike trails throughout the city. The city hosted an open meeting to talk about this expansion Wednesday. About 25 members of the community participated and voiced their concerns about where sidewalks and walkways should be placed.</p><p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:21:15 +0000 Maureen Lewis-Stump 54864 at http://kbia.org Ashland hosts non-motorized transportation expansion meeting Missouri healthcare enrollment success still leaves room for improvement http://kbia.org/post/missouri-healthcare-enrollment-success-still-leaves-room-improvement <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The US Department of Health and Human Services released data Thursday showing that 152,335 </span>Missourians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> are enrolled in health insurance marketplace plans. The number of enrollees more than doubled in March alone, the total exceeding the federal goal by 29 percent.</span></p><p>Data also showed, however, that 300,000 people in the state are unable to get insurance due to ineligibility for Medicaid or financial help in the marketplace.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 21:18:07 +0000 RIKKI-LEE BURLEY 52350 at http://kbia.org Missouri healthcare enrollment success still leaves room for improvement Health advocates push for insurance enrollment http://kbia.org/post/health-advocates-push-insurance-enrollment <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Health care advocates are making an extra push to get people signed up for insurance through a federal website before a March 31 deadline.</span></p><p>The Cover Missouri Coalition says about 40 enrollment events are planned Saturday around the state, including some featuring live music, free food and advice from tax preparers. Dozens of additional events are planned in the coming days.</p><p>The coalition also will be running new online and radio advertisements between now and the end of the month.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 18:59:19 +0000 Associated Press 49226 at http://kbia.org Health advocates push for insurance enrollment Campaign to raise awareness of new insurance marketplace kicks off http://kbia.org/post/campaign-raise-awareness-new-insurance-marketplace-kicks <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In about one month, a key part of the Affordable Care Act kicks off nationwide. The health insurance marketplace opens for enrollment -- and consumers can shop for an insurance plan from what could be hundreds of options. And this week, </span><a href="http://covermissouri.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">a Missouri-wide campaign</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to raise awareness about the marketplace begins, it's led </span><a href="http://mffh.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">by the Missouri Foundation for Health</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. States had the option to run their own marketplaces or let the federal government do it for them. Missouri, along with 26 other states, chose the latter.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 17:14:16 +0000 Harum Helmy 39573 at http://kbia.org Campaign to raise awareness of new insurance marketplace kicks off Reports highlight health disparities among blacks and Hispanics in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/reports-highlight-health-disparities-among-blacks-and-hispanics-missouri <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">African American and Hispanic </span>Missourians<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> trail behind whites when it comes to health indicators. The nonprofit Missouri Foundation for Health</span><a href="http://www.mffh.org/content/405/health-equity.aspx" style="line-height: 1.5;"> published reports </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tuesday on the health disparities of the two minority groups.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 04 Jun 2013 22:57:24 +0000 Harum Helmy 34876 at http://kbia.org Reports highlight health disparities among blacks and Hispanics in Missouri Why health literacy is a crucial part of healthcare reform http://kbia.org/post/why-health-literacy-crucial-part-healthcare-reform <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this week's Health and Wealth Update, the first part of a discussion about health literacy and the healthcare reform.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:31:49 +0000 Harum Helmy 30332 at http://kbia.org Why health literacy is a crucial part of healthcare reform Forum aims to inform public on Medicaid expansion http://kbia.org/post/forum-aims-inform-public-medicaid-expansion <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The St. Louis-based nonprofit, nonpartisan group Missouri Foundation for Health held a community forum in Columbia at the ARC Monday night about the state’s Medicaid expansion debate. <a href="http://muconf.missouri.edu/mohealthcarereform/speakers/Barker.pdf">The foundation’s director for health policy Ryan Barker</a> presented the pros and cons of the expansion to an audience of about 45 people, before opening up the floor to questions. </span></p> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 15:23:22 +0000 Harum Helmy 30270 at http://kbia.org Forum aims to inform public on Medicaid expansion Report: LGBT Missourians tend to be less healthy, have less access to care http://kbia.org/post/report-lgbt-missourians-tend-be-less-healthy-have-less-access-care <p>A new study finds Missouri’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community has poorer health outcomes and less access to healthcare than the general population.</p><p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 20:41:36 +0000 Jacob McCleland 20186 at http://kbia.org Report: LGBT Missourians tend to be less healthy, have less access to care Report: new federal health care law could cover two thirds of Mo. uninsured http://kbia.org/post/report-new-federal-health-care-law-could-cover-two-thirds-mo-uninsured A <a href="http://covermissouri.org/docs/CoverageByMOCounty2009.pdf ">new report</a> by the Missouri Foundation for Health estimates that about two-thirds of Missouri&#39;s more than 800,000 uninsured could get health insurance under the federal health care law &nbsp;- and the county-level data suggest that rural counties will benefit the most.<p>The analysis uses census data to project how the number of uninsured could change in every county in Missouri under the Affordable Care Act.<p>The Missouri Foundation for Health&#39;s Ryan Barker says most of Missouri&#39;s newly-insured will be from Mon, 09 Jul 2012 23:36:52 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 17266 at http://kbia.org Report: new federal health care law could cover two thirds of Mo. uninsured 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 Missouri's health slips to 40th in the nation http://kbia.org/post/missouris-health-slips-40th-nation <p><span style="white-space: nowrap;">Each year, the United Health Foundation ranks states&#39; health. And almost every year, Missouri drops in the rankings. This year, the Show Me State fell from the 39th spot, to 40th. In this week&#39;s Health &amp; Wealth update, why we&#39;re getting less healthy and what we can do about it. I speak with Thomas McAuliffe, policy analyst with the Missouri Foundation for Health.</span></p><p> Wed, 28 Dec 2011 13:05:16 +0000 Jacob Fenston 5844 at http://kbia.org Missouri's health slips to 40th in the nation Most Missourians Still Oppose Health Care Law http://kbia.org/post/most-missourians-still-oppose-health-care-law <p>Americans now know less about the main provisions of Obama&rsquo;s health care reform law than they did at the end of last year. That&rsquo;s according to the latest monthly poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Here in Missouri, a majority continues to oppose the law.</p><p> Tue, 13 Sep 2011 21:09:32 +0000 Jacob Fenston 1997 at http://kbia.org