Missouri Medicaid News

Kirksville Daily Express: Medicaid issue critical to rural health care, expert says

The state of Missouri should expand Medicaid both as a cost-effective way to extend coverage to hundreds of thousands and as a way to stabilize rural health care across the state, according to a faculty member at the Saint Louis University School of Law and fellow panelists at a community meeting in Kirksville. 

Post-Dispatch Editorial: If facts mattered, Medicaid expansion in Missouri would be a slam dunk

If legislative leaders like Speaker of the House John Diehl, R-Town and Country, and Senate President Pro Tem Tom Dempsey, R-St. Charles, really don’t believe that Medicaid expansion would be good for both the Missouri economy and the general revenue budget, then they should hold a hearing and prove Medicaid expansion advocates wrong.

Joplin Globe: Take the next step

Take the next step

I want to thank Sen. Ron Richard, R-Joplin, for his work on Senate Bill 639. It is apparent that women health issues matter to Sen. Richard. Because of his leadership, mammography facilities will provide women with vital information about dense breast tissue and breast cancer screening. This bill will undoubtedly save lives, and the impact will be felt for generations to come.