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  • Hardworking Missourians Need Access to Healthcare

    Healthcare for Missouri, a coalition of voters and patients, medical professionals, business leaders, and organizations, is committed to expanding access to healthcare to more than 200,000 hardworking Missourians. Together, we can collect the more than 172,000 signatures needed to put Medicaid expansion on the ballot. Find a petition signing event near you. More Resources How […]

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  • State Border Splits Neighbors Into Medicaid Haves And Have-Nots

    Patricia Powers went a few years without health insurance and was unable to afford regular doctor visits. So the Missouri resident, who lives near St. Louis, had no idea that cancerous tumors were silently growing in both of her breasts. If Powers lived just across the Mississippi River in neighboring Illinois, she would have qualified […]

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  • Opioid Treatment Is Used Vastly More in States That Expanded Medicaid

    States that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act have seen a much bigger increase in prescriptions for a medication that treats opioid addiction than states that chose not to expand the program, a new study has found. The study, by researchers at the Urban Institute, a nonprofit research group, adds to the evidence that the 2010 health […]

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  • Missouri Doctors, Advocates Want Voters To Decide Whether To Expand Medicaid

    Proponents of a Medicaid expansion in Missouri want to allow voters to override the state’s Republican leaders, who have refused to extend coverage to more people. The Healthcare for Missouri coalition is collecting signatures on a petition that would place a Medicaid expansion on the November 2020 ballot. If approved by voters, Missouri would expand […]

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  • Missouri Medicaid Expansion Likely Would Pay For Itself, Report Finds

    Missouri likely would not have to spend any additional money to expand Medicaid to insure more low-income people, according to a report from the Washington University Center on Health Economics and Policy. The state spends nearly $4 billion to provide Medicaid to people with disabilities, pregnant women, children and some seniors. Researchers say adding people who make […]

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  • What Other States Can Teach Kansas And Missouri About Expanding Medicaid

    Health care advocates in Kansas and Missouri are hopeful that 2019 will be the year that hundreds of thousands of people can get health care coverage through expansion of Medicaid. It’s been blocked in both states by Republicans who question the price tag, but now that many states have had expanded Medicaid for several years, […]

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  • Make Medicaid Work Better

    “Thirty-one states — 11 led by Republicans — have accepted Obamacare funding to extend Medicaid to anyone earning less than 138 percent of the federal poverty line (about $16,400 for an individual). As a result, at least 10 million Americans have insurance who would lose it without the expansion. “Most of these beneficiaries say they’re […]

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  • Uninsured Rates Fall In Missouri, But Expansion States Are Dropping Faster

    The uninsured rates in Missouri continue to drop. But they’re declining faster in states that have expanded Medicaid, the health insurance program for low-income families, seniors and people with disabilities. New data out Tuesday from the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that Missouri’s uninsured rate dropped from 13 percent to 9.8 percent. This means that approximately […]

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  • Health Care Law Works Better In States That Support It

    As insurers exit Obamacare marketplaces across the country, critics of the Affordable Care Act have redoubled claims that the health law isn’t working. Yet these same critics, many of them Republican politicians in red states, took steps over the past several years to undermine the 2010 law and fuel the turmoil in their insurance markets. […]

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  • Missouri’s Opioid Crisis

    According to Kaiser Health News, about 30,000 people die annually from opioid overdose — overdoses of heroin or prescription painkillers including oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine, morphine and fentanyl. Nearly 1,000 of those deaths occur each year in Kansas and Missouri. Throughout the last decade, abuse of opioids, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, codeine and morphine, has skyrocketed 137 […]

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