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A Healthier Missouri Starts with You!

Health Care Community Joins Together To Protect Missourians From Opioid Addiction

State-specific research released earlier this year found that hospital treatment for commonly-prescribed opioid painkillers — where overuse is a primary or contributing factor for inpatient or emergency care — increased 137 percent in Missouri between 2005 and 2015. 

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Obesity In Missouri

With an estimated annual price tag of $117 billion and severe health consequences, obesity is a growing problem in the U.S. and Missouri. In 1990, fewer than 15 percent of adults in the U.S. were obese. Recent research estimates that today more than 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. were obese. Read the full report about Missourians diagnosed with morbid obesity. 

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Rural Health Care: Its Effect On Rural Communities

The U.S. health care environment is undergoing profound change as it evolves into an industry that emphasizes better access, lower costs and higher quality. Making the health care environment more dynamic, seniors comprise the largest and fastest growing segment in the U.S. population, in a trend known as the “Silver Tsunami.” As the demand for health care continues to grow with the aging population, rural communities face complex challenges to successfully manage the transition to a high-performing health care delivery system in this new environment. 

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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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