3:01 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Obama Administration Will Allow More Time For Health Insurance Sign-Ups

Originally published on Wed March 26, 2014 3:41 pm

The Obama administration says it will give people more time to sign up for health insurance through the federal online marketplace.

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7:57 am
Mon March 24, 2014

Federal flood insurance premiums to increase

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For thousands of Missouri residents, flood insurance premiums are about to go up.

People living in flood plains around the nation will soon see a jump in premiums through the National Flood Insurance Program, though a new law softens the blow a bit.

Under a 2012 statute, premiums could have risen from $2,000 annually to $13,000 each year, but residential rate hikes are now limited to an increase of 18 percent a year.

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8:18 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Mo. to get over $100k from insurance settlements

Missouri will receive more than $100,000 from its participation in two multistate settlements with insurance companies.

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Science, Health and Technology
3:38 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

751 Missourians have chosen insurance plans on as of Nov. 2

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Out of nearly 28,000 Missourians who have completed the applications for insurance through, only 751 so far have chosen insurance plans. The online marketplace, a key part of the Affordable Care Act, opened for enrollment on Oct. 1. Technological glitches made signing up nearly impossible in its first couple of weeks. 

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7:55 am
Mon September 2, 2013

Lawmakers eye uninsured motorist bill for override

After legislative infighting between Missouri lawmakers, the state's GOP caucus only brought out a miniscule portion of the vote.

Missouri lawmakers could attempt to override Gov. Jay Nixon's veto of restrictions on lawsuits from uninsured motorists.

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PM Newscasts
6:00 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Newscast for July 17, 2013

Newscast for July 17, 2013

Regional news coverage from the KBIA Newsroom, including: 

  • MU Health Care named one of the "Most Wired" hospitals in the country 
  • Kirksville pays Environmental Protection Agency fine for not testing water
  • New licensing requirements for insurance counselors 
Science, Health and Technology
5:30 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Health care reform put on hold as lawmakers wrap up session

Anita Sutherland, seated, is one of hundreds of thousands of Missourians who would receive government health care if Missouri lawmakers opted into the federal Medicaid expansion plan.
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Rain is drizzling on the roughly 40 people standing in line outside the Good Samaritan Care Clinic in rural Mountain View, Missouri. Some have been standing for hours. At 5:30 pm, the clinic doors swing open, and the patients flood into a clean, bare bones waiting room.

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8:41 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

What Medicaid expansion would mean for Missouri

Watch the show and join the conversation on the Intersection website.

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6:12 pm
Wed September 26, 2012

State fines Aetna over autism, abortion coverage violations

Aetna violated a 2001 state law when it provided coverage for contraceptives without allowing employers to opt out.
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The Missouri Department of Insurance has issued its largest penalty to date, to health insurance company, Aetna. 

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Science, Health and Technology
6:36 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Report: new federal health care law could cover two thirds of Mo. uninsured

Originally published on Mon July 9, 2012 6:18 pm

A new report by the Missouri Foundation for Health estimates that about two-thirds of Missouri's more than 800,000 uninsured could get health insurance under the federal health care law  - and the county-level data suggest that rural counties will benefit the most.

The analysis uses census data to project how the number of uninsured could change in every county in Missouri under the Affordable Care Act.

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9:20 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Missouri insurance group foresees premium increases

Recent natural disasters will affect more than just those Missourians living in disaster areas.

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3:49 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Missouri audit criticizes state-created insurance firm

A report by the Missouri auditor says a state-created workers' compensation company has enjoyed a competitive advantage while functioning in a best-of-both-worlds situation.

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9:01 am
Wed February 15, 2012

Senate committee approves employer contraception insurance bill

Legislation would allow employers to deny insurance coverage for birth control and other contraceptives.

Legislation that would allow employers to block insurance coverage for birth control, abortions and sterilizations, all for religious reasons, has passed a Missouri Senate committee.

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AM Newscasts
12:13 pm
Tue January 24, 2012

Newscast for January 24, 2012

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Regional news from the KBIA newsroom, including:

  • Missouri tries to refinance more than a half billion dollars of debt as part of Gov. Jay Nixon's plan to balance the state budget
  • Missouri General Assembly weighs changes to workplace discrimination laws
  • Freshman Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler could face a challenger from her Missouri hometown