missouri healthcare http://kbia.org en Despite Setbacks, Bond Isn't Giving Up Medicaid Expansion Fight http://kbia.org/post/despite-setbacks-bond-isnt-giving-medicaid-expansion-fight Former U.S. Sen. Kit Bond was <a href="http://mochamber.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/missouri-chamber-hires-kit-bond-to-assist-in-advocacy-of-medicaid-expansion/" target="_blank">tapped by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce to get Medicaid expansion across the finish line.&#160;</a><img class="wysiwyg-asset-image-wrapper inset" data-caption="Former U.S. Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., and his wife Linda talk to reporters at an event Monday at the Danforth Plant Science Center. Bond was hired by the Missouri Chamber of Commerce to press for Medicaid expansion." data-attribution="Credit Jason Rosenbaum/St. Wed, 21 May 2014 12:40:39 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 53294 at http://kbia.org Despite Setbacks, Bond Isn't Giving Up Medicaid Expansion Fight More Missourians turn to healthcare exchange http://kbia.org/post/more-missourians-turn-healthcare-exchange <p>The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports 4,124 Missouri residents have selected a health insurance plan through the federally run online marketplace healthcare.gov.</p><p>The department released the figures Wednesday. HHS said the insurance exchange had more than 31,000 applications from Missouri through Nov. 30. The applications sought coverage for nearly 63,000 people.</p> Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:31:39 +0000 Associated Press 45132 at http://kbia.org More Missourians turn to healthcare exchange Myanmar skin product believed to have caused lead poisoning in two Kansas City children http://kbia.org/post/myanmar-skin-product-believed-have-caused-lead-poisoning-two-kansas-city-children <p>Kansas City health officials say at least two area children have lead poisoning from a contaminated cosmetic product commonly used in Myanmar.</p><p>The <em>Kansas City Star</em> reports (<a href="http://bit.ly/1fIOfrj">http://bit.ly/1fIOfrj</a> ) the product, which is called Thanakha, is a yellowish paste made from tree bark that is worn on the face and arms to treat acne or as a sunscreen.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:56:37 +0000 Associated Press 44434 at http://kbia.org Mo. House panel considers medical liability limits http://kbia.org/post/mo-house-panel-considers-medical-liability-limits <p>Several doctors testified before a Missouri House committee today, urging lawmakers to reinstate liability limits for medical malpractice cases. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:54:24 +0000 Person: Associated Press 28862 at http://kbia.org Mo. House panel considers medical liability limits Businessman takes on federal health care contraceptive provision http://kbia.org/post/businessman-takes-federal-health-care-contraceptive-provision <p>A federal court is scheduled today, to take up one Missouri businessesman’s challenge to a recently enacted provision of the federal health law. The provision requires that most employee-health plans include no-cost coverage of contraceptives. But the rule has faced backlash from several businesses and lawmakers around the region.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:16:18 +0000 Elana Gordon 27242 at http://kbia.org Kinder calls on legislators to refuse health insurance exchange, Medicaid expansion http://kbia.org/post/kinder-calls-legislators-refuse-health-insurance-exchange-medicaid-expansion <div style="margin:0 0 10pt 0;"><p></p><p></p></div><div style="margin:0 0 10pt 0;"><p>Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder is urging state lawmakers to refrain from creating a health insurance exchange or expanding Medicaid when they convene for their regular session next year.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:58:28 +0000 Marshall Griffin 24620 at http://kbia.org Kinder calls on legislators to refuse health insurance exchange, Medicaid expansion Missouri bill would ban implementation of health care reform http://kbia.org/post/missouri-bill-would-ban-implementation-health-care-reform <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; ">A Missouri House panel has endorsed legislation making it a crime for federal officials to attempt to enforce the 2010 federal health care overhaul in the state.</span></p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px; "> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 20:46:54 +0000 Associated Press 11049 at http://kbia.org Missouri bill would ban implementation of health care reform Missouri gets 'F' for tobacco control policies, in new report from American Lung Association http://kbia.org/post/missouri-gets-f-tobacco-control-policies-new-report-american-lung-association <p>A new report by the American Lung Association gives Missouri failing grades on <u>all</u> its state tobacco control policies. As St. Louis Public Radio&#39;s Véronique LaCapra reports, the only bright spots were an expansion of state Medicaid coverage for smokers&nbsp;wanting to quit, and a surge in local community initiatives. Thu, 19 Jan 2012 15:27:46 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 7295 at http://kbia.org Missouri gets 'F' for tobacco control policies, in new report from American Lung Association Tracking the doctors, and the dollars http://kbia.org/post/tracking-doctors-and-dollars <p>This week in Under the Microscope,&nbsp;a special report:&nbsp;KBIA&#39;s JESSICA PUPOVAC&nbsp;goes&nbsp;looking for the doctors and the dollars &ndash; for information on local doctors who&nbsp;receive payments from pharmaceutical companies in exchange for promoting their&nbsp;products.&nbsp; Thu, 22 Dec 2011 17:51:26 +0000 Janet Saidi 5779 at http://kbia.org Tracking the doctors, and the dollars