Missouri Medicaid expansion more important now than ever

Missouri Medicaid expansion more important now than ever

By: Heidi B. Miller, M.D. As a primary care doctor, I cringe when I am paged on-call at 2 a.m. by a patient with chest pain who won’t go to the emergency department because of lack of insurance. With sadness and frustration, I must persuade the patient that this is an emergency and he could…

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The St. Louis Regional Health Commission Supports Medicaid Expansion

The St. Louis Regional Health Commission Supports Medicaid Expansion

Think about your neighbor who is uninsured, caring for an aging parent, and juggling a part-time job. Picture your server, at the corner restaurant, who gets no benefits and does not qualify for Medicaid or subsidies for Obamacare. Likely, we all know someone who lacks health insurance. Medicaid expansion would keep our friends, family members,…

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The St. Louis Regional Health Commission Advocates  for Five Key State and Federal Actions in Response to COVID-19

The St. Louis Regional Health Commission Advocates for Five Key State and Federal Actions in Response to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic unfolds, the St. Louis Regional Health Commission (RHC) advocates for the following five actions to ensure equitable access to health care for all Missourians: 1. Missouri should expand Medicaid now. The state should immediately expand Medicaid through a State Plan Amendment, which would secure coverage for an additional 200,000…

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