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On this week's Health and Wealth Update, the first part of a discussion about health literacy and the healthcare reform. 

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This week -- we’re hearing about the Medicaid expansion debate down in West Plains -- the seat of rural Howell County. A study by the Missouri Budget Project shows that Medicaid expansion would have its most dramatic impact in the state’s rural areas.

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A long-promised Republican alternative to Medicaid expansion was filed today in the Missouri House.

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A Missouri House committee plans to review the effectiveness of the state's job-creation incentives.

State Rep. Jay Barnes says his committee will look into the Missouri Quality Jobs program and other economic development tax credits when the Legislature convenes in January. Barnes is a Republican from Jefferson City and chairman of the House Committee on Government Oversight and Accountability.