medicare http://kbia.org en Rural hospitals a model for cutting healthcare costs http://kbia.org/post/rural-hospitals-model-cutting-healthcare-costs <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 21 May 2014 16:24:55 +0000 Katie Hiler 53305 at http://kbia.org Rural hospitals a model for cutting healthcare costs On First Day of Session, Nixon Touts Missouri Rx in Springfield http://kbia.org/post/first-day-session-nixon-touts-missouri-rx-springfield <p></p><p>As state lawmakers convened in Jefferson City Wednesday for the first day of the 2014 session, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon called for the reauthorization of the <a href="http://www.morx.mo.gov/#" target="_blank">Missouri Rx</a> program during a stop in Springfield.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 23:12:24 +0000 Scott Harvey 46392 at http://kbia.org On First Day of Session, Nixon Touts Missouri Rx in Springfield Medicare enrollment open until December 7 http://kbia.org/post/medicare-enrollment-open-until-december-7 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tuesday is the first day of the Medicare open enrollment period that extends to December 7.</span></p><p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:28:57 +0000 George Varney 42265 at http://kbia.org Medicare enrollment open until December 7 University of Missouri Health Care to cut workforce http://kbia.org/post/university-missouri-health-care-cut-workforce <p>University of Missouri Health Care will lay off or cut the hours and pay for 35 employees and eliminate 90 unfilled jobs in the coming year.</p><p>MU Health Care spokesperson Mary Jenkins told The Columbia Daily Tribune the job losses are due to cuts in federal health care payments from Medicare and the failure of legislators to expand Medicaid eligibility.</p><p>She says many of the 90 jobs that will be eliminated have been unfilled for most of the past year.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:29:59 +0000 Associated Press 35582 at http://kbia.org University of Missouri Health Care to cut workforce Mo. department backing down on welfare contract http://kbia.org/post/mo-department-backing-down-welfare-contract <p>The Missouri Department of Social Services has announced it will scale back on its participation in a contract to move welfare recipients onto federal disability. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:21:00 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32598 at http://kbia.org Mo. department backing down on welfare contract Sequestration would hit rural hospitals harder than their urban counterparts http://kbia.org/post/sequestration-would-hit-rural-hospitals-harder-their-urban-counterparts <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Barring a congressional miracle, &nbsp;Medicare payments to health care providers throughout the country will see a 2 percent reduction come Friday. That amount might not sound like much, but</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;rural hospitals and their surrounding communities are the ones that would feel most of the pinch.</span></p><p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:36:02 +0000 Harum Helmy 29614 at http://kbia.org Sequestration would hit rural hospitals harder than their urban counterparts Medicare agency drops MU Health investigation http://kbia.org/post/medicare-agency-drops-mu-health-investigation <p>A federal Medicare regulator has dropped its inquiry into deficiencies at the University of Missouri Health System after the university pledged to make changes.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 14:16:07 +0000 Associated Press 27968 at http://kbia.org Medicare agency drops MU Health investigation Audio postcard: carolers lobby with song http://kbia.org/post/audio-postcard-carolers-lobby-song <p>Grass Roots Organizing and the Community, Faith, and Labor Groups of Mid-Missouri added a political twist to holiday caroling in Columbia Monday. Together they caroled outside the headquarters of several Missouri politicians urging them to protect Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security as well as raise taxes for the wealthy. Listen to this audio postcard to hear the carolers lobbying with song.</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 19:23:39 +0000 Jon Ingram 25817 at http://kbia.org Audio postcard: carolers lobby with song Congressional candidate Teresa Hensley hosts Medicare for seniors forum http://kbia.org/post/congressional-candidate-teresa-hensley-hosts-medicare-seniors-forum <p>Fourth Congressional District Democrat candidate Teresa Hensley hosted a forum on Medicare for seniors in Columbia Wednesday. She focused primarily on her disapproval of Republican Vice President Candidate Paul Ryan’s Medicare budget, and the health care reform act. Hensley says privatizing Medicare is unrealistic for seniors.</p><p>“What we’re talking about is giving a senior a voucher for them to go find their own health care, to talk to their own insurance companies to find their own health insurance,” Hensley says.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 16:48:51 +0000 Jessica Reese 21884 at http://kbia.org Missouri to decide on Medicaid expansion http://kbia.org/post/missouri-decide-medicaid-expansion <p>The U.S. Supreme Court ruling, upholding the federal health law, has provided more clarity to the region and country.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 14:44:52 +0000 Elana Gordon 16884 at http://kbia.org Missouri to decide on Medicaid expansion MU Health System gets $13.3M in federal money http://kbia.org/post/mu-health-system-gets-133m-federal-money <p>The University of Missouri Health System will receive $13.3 million from the federal government to enhance primary care for elderly patients. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 22:53:16 +0000 Melissa Helm 16091 at http://kbia.org MU Health System gets $13.3M in federal money 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 Rural Hospitals Face Medicare Cuts http://kbia.org/post/rural-hospitals-face-medicare-cuts <p>Two weeks ago, President Obama told the nation, &ldquo;Washington has to live within its means.&rdquo; As Democrats and Republicans continue to scour the federal budget for over a trillion dollars in possible cuts, one group very likely to be affected is rural hospitals in the Midwest and across the nation.</p><p> Mon, 03 Oct 2011 20:01:24 +0000 Jacob Fenston 2008 at http://kbia.org Rural Hospitals Face Medicare Cuts 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