budget cuts http://kbia.org en Why federal money for rural hospitals is vulnerable to budget cuts http://kbia.org/post/why-federal-money-rural-hospitals-vulnerable-budget-cuts <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Compared to their urban counterparts, rural hospitals serve a population that tends to be older, sicker, uninsured and have less income. Rural hospitals </span><a href="http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17565527" style="line-height: 1.5;">provide a lot of uncompensated care</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><a href="https://www.ivantagehealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Rural-Sequestration-National-Map-and-Table.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;">run on more narrow profit margins</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>To stay open, these hospitals depend <a href="http://www.raconline.org/topics/hospitals/faqs/">on special federal designations</a> that give them a higher rate of reimbursements from Medicare and Medicaid. For example, when a hospital designated as a critical access hospital, Medicare reimbursements <a href="http://sanocapitalgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Medicare-Sequestration-Report_MO.pdf">can make up to a third of its entire revenue</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 18:08:57 +0000 Harum Helmy 35318 at http://kbia.org Why federal money for rural hospitals is vulnerable to budget cuts Newscast for June 22, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-june-22-2012 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Gov. Nixon signs and cuts budget</li><li>Bukowsky drops out of District 47 race</li><li>Two Southern Boone County school leaders resign following scathing letter Fri, 22 Jun 2012 22:42:45 +0000 Kaveh Kaghazi 16389 at http://kbia.org Newscast for June 22, 2012 Nixon signs and cuts budget http://kbia.org/post/nixon-signs-and-cuts-budget <p>Missouri&rsquo;s state budget for next year has been signed into law, but Governor Jay Nixon also carved $15 million out of the spending plan that takes effect July 1.&nbsp; Fri, 22 Jun 2012 22:18:59 +0000 Marshall Griffin 16387 at http://kbia.org Nixon signs and cuts budget University of Missouri Press to be eliminated http://kbia.org/post/university-missouri-press-be-eliminated <p>The University of Missouri Press will close. That&rsquo;s according to a press release issued today by the University of Missouri system. The UM system provides the <a href="http://press.umsystem.edu/catalog/CategoryInfo.aspx?cid=152">University of Missouri Press </a>with a $400,000 yearly subsidy, and according to the press release, the Press has been unable to operate without a deficit in recent years. Thu, 24 May 2012 21:51:15 +0000 Marie Mandelberg 14744 at http://kbia.org University of Missouri Press to be eliminated Newscast for April 4, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-april-4-2012-0 <p>Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Missouri&#39;s House and Senate disagree over budget cuts.</li><li>Missouri members of Congress oppose military base cuts or relocation.</li><li>A proposal limiting tanning bed usage among teens divides Missouri House members.</li></ul> Wed, 04 Apr 2012 22:49:06 +0000 Nick Gass 11845 at http://kbia.org Higher education cuts force layoffs at Northwest Missouri State http://kbia.org/post/higher-education-cuts-force-layoffs-northwest-missouri-state <p>In some of the first higher education layoffs announced this year in reaction to state funding reductions, Northwest Missouri State University will cut 20 jobs and eliminate or reorganize eight academic departments in a campus-wide move to reduce costs.</p><p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 14:27:33 +0000 Associated Press 9004 at http://kbia.org Higher education cuts force layoffs at Northwest Missouri State Schweich's lawsuit against Nixon budget cuts continues http://kbia.org/post/schweichs-lawsuit-against-nixon-budget-cuts-continues <p>Lawyers have been back in court arguing over the authority of Missouri&#39;s governor to make budget cuts. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 15:17:21 +0000 Associated Press 8924 at http://kbia.org Schweich's lawsuit against Nixon budget cuts continues Nixon softens budget cut to colleges http://kbia.org/post/nixon-softens-budget-cut-colleges <p><span style="background-color: rgb(242, 242, 255); font-family: 'Courier New'; font-size: medium; line-height: normal; ">Governor Jay Nixon&#39;s office announced late Tuesday it may reduce the level of proposed 2013 cuts to higher education by six percent.</span></p><p>Columbia Representative Mary Still says while she&#39;s encouraged, she still thinks the cuts are deep.</p><p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 23:42:46 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 8389 at http://kbia.org Newscast for February 2, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-february-2-2012-0 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Fire destroys Boonville&#39;s Unlimited Opportunities businesses</li><li>Food bank&#39;s Buddy Pack program faces cuts, elimination</li><li>Curators discuss proposed budget cut outcomes Fri, 03 Feb 2012 00:10:36 +0000 Kellie Moore 8269 at http://kbia.org Newscast for February 2, 2012 Curators discuss proposed budget cut outcomes http://kbia.org/post/curators-discuss-proposed-budget-cut-outcomes <p>The University of Missouri System Board of Curators is meeting today in Kansas City. One item on the agenda, and on everyone&#39;s minds, is the budget.</p><p> Thu, 02 Feb 2012 23:13:50 +0000 Scarlett Robertson 8093 at http://kbia.org Curators discuss proposed budget cut outcomes Missouri refinances millions in debt to balance its books http://kbia.org/post/missouri-refinances-millions-debt-balance-its-books <p>Missouri is planning to refinance more than $500 million of debt as part of Gov. Jay Nixon&#39;s plan to balance the state budget.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 18:21:27 +0000 Associated Press 7589 at http://kbia.org Missouri refinances millions in debt to balance its books Newscast for January 24, 2012 http://kbia.org/post/newscast-january-24-2012 <p>Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:</p><ul><li>Missouri tries to refinance more than a half billion dollars of debt as part of Gov. Jay Nixon&#39;s plan to balance the state budget</li><li>Missouri General Assembly weighs changes to workplace discrimination laws</li><li><p>Freshman Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler could face a challenger from her Missouri hometown&nbsp;</p></li></ul><p><o:p></o:p></p><p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 18:13:24 +0000 Scott Kanowsky 7588 at http://kbia.org Newscast for January 24, 2012 Nixon slashes higher education budget but doesn't want tuition raised http://kbia.org/post/nixon-slashes-higher-education-budget-doesnt-want-tuition-raised <p>The governor wants to cut the state&rsquo;s Higher Education budget by nearly 106 million dollars, or 12.5%. Mon, 23 Jan 2012 20:18:24 +0000 Marshall Griffin, Scott Kanowsky & Associated Press 7517 at http://kbia.org Nixon slashes higher education budget but doesn't want tuition raised At State of the State address, Nixon presents a budget with wide cuts http://kbia.org/post/state-state-address-nixon-presents-budget-wide-cuts <p>Governor Jay Nixon delivered his annual State of the State Address last night Tuesday night. &nbsp;He touched briefly on the state budget and other issues, while spending lots of time showcasing his administration&rsquo;s accomplishments and praising the values of Missouri citizens as he prepares for his re-election bid this fall. &nbsp;Marshall Griffin recaps the address from Jefferson City:</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2012 19:00:08 +0000 Marshall Griffin 7236 at http://kbia.org At State of the State address, Nixon presents a budget with wide cuts