Asthma In Missouri

Asthma is the most-commonly diagnosed chronic condition for pediatric patients in hospital settings in Missouri. Throughout fiscal year 2014, more than 304,000 Missouri children ages 0 to 17 were treated in a hospital, with more than 847,000 encounters. Read the full report about hospital utilization for pediatric asthma. 

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King v. Burwell: What’s At Stake For Missouri?

King v. Burwell is a federal lawsuit challenging a portion of the Affordable Care Act. The challenger, King, argues that the ACA only allows for health insurance premium subsidies on state-run exchanges, and that the regulation as implemented by the IRS — providing for subsidies on both state and federally-run exchanges — is illegal. The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing the case and will issue its ruling by the end of June.

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Medicaid Reform Matters to Rural Missouri

Health care in rural Missouri is at risk. Two rural Missouri hospitals have closed. The vast majority of Missouri’s rural hospitals are sole community providers and/or critical access hospitals — providing the only available care in some areas and economic benefits to their communities. Rural residents are less likely to have employer-provided health insurance or prescription drug coverage. They also have high rates of poverty. This makes the need for health insurance coverage through Medicaid reform crucial to rural Missourians.

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Medicaid Reform Matters to Missouri Veterans

The fighting men and women of our armed services – we rely on them to defend our values, and our way of life. When they leave the service, our troops should be able to rely on our support. But, too often, veterans and their families don’t get the services they deserve. William Mahoney and Dr. Brian Clonts, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Medical Officer of Cox Medical Center Branson and proud veterans, share why Medicaid reform matters to Missouri veterans.

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Missouri Health Matters

Without Medicaid reform, Missouri will continue to lose billions in federal funding to strengthen the state’s health care system and bring access to health insurance to hundreds of thousands of Missourians.

Since Jan. 1, 2014, inaction has cost Missouri:

$2,000,000,000

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