University of Missouri system Interim President Steve Owens (L), incoming president Timothy Wolfe and curator Warren Erdman (R) take questions following Wolfe's introduction as the system's next leader Tuesday morning, Dec. 13, 2011.
Credit Janet Saidi / KBIA
Timothy Wolfe takes questions from reporters after being introduced as the new president of the University of Missouri system.
According to the Missouri Hospital Association, some 500,000 additional people will enroll in health insurance between now and 2019. That's expected to put some serious strain on the rural health system. Click through for more graphics.
Health is generally poorer in rural Missouri compared to urban areas, yet there is a distinct shortage of primary care physicians in rural Missouri. KBIA’s Jacob Fenston has reported that the shortage is only expected to worsen over the next ten years as the elderly population expands.
This graphic shows some of these inequalities--click through for more detail. Created by Lydia Mulvany.