St. Louis takes healthy step of endorsing Medicare for All

St. Louis takes healthy step of endorsing Medicare for All

This week, the St. Louis American published an article highlighting that St. Louis is now among the more than 90 cities that have passed resolutions in support of Medicare for All. Angela Brown, St. Louis Regional Health Commission CEO, was featured in the article: “Access to health care continues to be a public health crisis….

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CoverSTL launched to house Medicaid expansion efforts

CoverSTL launched to house Medicaid expansion efforts

In collaboration with Homegrown STL, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, and St. Louis University, the RHC has launched CoverSTL, an initiative developed to coordinate Medicaid expansion outreach efforts across the region. The CoverSTL page features the RHC’s Medicaid Expansion HelpLine, a step-by-step application video, and a map of Medicaid application assistance locations across St. Louis…

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As Missouri’s Medicaid sign-ups lag, faith leaders want to pick up the slack

As Missouri’s Medicaid sign-ups lag, faith leaders want to pick up the slack

This week, St. Louis Public Radio published an article highlighting the efforts of Missouri’s religious leaders as they spread the word about the state’s recently expanded Medicaid program. Missouri Faith Voices, a grassroots organization made of faith leaders in St. Louis, Springfield, Jefferson City, and other parts of the state, has volunteers going door to…

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School of Social Work 2022 Critical Issues Symposium tackles advancing justice through equitable outcomes

School of Social Work 2022 Critical Issues Symposium tackles advancing justice through equitable outcomes

This week, RHC’s Chief Operations and Strategy Officer, Riisa Rawlins-Easley, was featured as a panel member for the sixth annual UMSL School of Social Work Critical Issues Symposium. The symposium gathered more than 70 faculty members, social work professionals, and St. Louis area residents for a discussion on advancing justice through equitable outcomes. The event,…

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PrepareSTL is Health Advocacy Organization of the Year

PrepareSTL is Health Advocacy Organization of the Year

This week, an article published by the St. Louis American announced that PrepareSTL will be honored as the Health Advocacy Organization of the Year during the 22nd Salute to Excellence in Health Care on April 14 at the Frontenac Hilton. PrepareSTL is a communications and outreach campaign focused on the most vulnerable during the COVID-19…

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Medicaid enrollment backlog persists as advocates say Missouri could be doing more

Medicaid enrollment backlog persists as advocates say Missouri could be doing more

An article by the Missouri Independent published this week highlights the extended wait times that Missouri residents are facing to get approved for health insurance through Medicaid expansion. According to the state’s latest figures, almost 73,000 Missourians had Medicaid applications pending as of January, and the time that residents are waiting for approval is increasing….

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Health leaders assail GOP’s latest attack on Medicaid expansion

Health leaders assail GOP’s latest attack on Medicaid expansion

A recent article published by the St. Louis American highlights criticism from Missouri health leaders, including RHC CEO Angela Brown, as they respond to the HJR 117 bill that puts Missourian’s access to Medicaid at risk. The article notes, “HJR 117 would give the state legislature discretion whether to fund expanded Medicaid and to place…

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