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 Missouri

The 2015 legislative session ended without a plan for Medicaid reform and expansion. The inaction of the Missouri General Assembly has left hundreds of thousands of Missourians in a health insurance coverage gap with no access to affordable health care. Learn more about the Missourians in the coverage gap and those who would be impacted by a plan Medicaid for reform. 

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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:


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