Starting Oct. 1, anyone looking to purchase health insurance plans can enroll in the new online marketplace. A key component of the Affordable Care Act, the marketplace has been touted as a totally new way to buy insurance. You, the consumer, can go to the marketplace website and do a side-by-side comparison of the benefits, premiums and coverage of different insurance plans.
This year, University of Missouri Hospital was one of many hospitals in the state penalized for not meeting Medicare’s readmission rate goals, which are used to judge the quality of patient care in a hospital.
Researchers, investors, and entrepreneurs pitched innovative ideas ranging from depression, diabetes, and cleaner energy from cow manure. The researchers met at the Mansanto Auditorium at the University of Missouri for the 4th annual 2013 Tech Expo. The products that could derive from the Expo include smart phone apps and micro-chip fiber processors. Keynote speaker Han Chen is the Managing Director of Kapyon Ventures LLC.
“The only thing that can change fundamentally how we as a country survive and progress is technology,” Chen said.
A report from the University of Missouri’s Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security shows more than one in five Missouri households with children are food insecure, meaning that they worry about not having enough food.
The University of Missouri held an awards ceremony to announce a partnership between MU and the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation.
The official announcement occurred this morning and pertained to an approximate $600,000 grant. The grant will fuel six biomedical research projects through both the MU College of Engineering and MU School of Medicine.