Affordable Care Act

Missouri could receive $1.7 billion in Medicaid funds under U.S. House plan

BY: - February 11, 2021

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats are trying again to entice a dozen holdout states to expand Medicaid coverage with the prospect of billions of dollars in federal cash.  And although Missouri has approved a Medicaid expansion, it has not yet rolled it out and would receive the extra money included in the House Democratic proposal. […]

With Affordable Care Act in danger, Missouri GOP push pre-existing conditions shield

BY: - February 8, 2021

It’s been nearly three months since Rep. Brenda Shields was diagnosed with COVID-19, but her lung issues still persist. Shields said she feels her condition improving every day, but she still has difficulty breathing — especially when she exerts even a small amount of energy. Lawmakers are concerned the pandemic will add to the more […]

Missouri publishes plan for covering expanded Medicaid enrollment

BY: - January 29, 2021

Missouri will enroll most adults who apply for expanded Medicaid services in a managed care plan, with an option to purchase employer-provided coverage if it makes financial sense. That’s just two of the items in a draft plan for the program that begins July 1 posted online Thursday for public comment. The comment period ends […]

The Supreme Court could strike down Obamacare. Here’s what’s at stake.

BY: - November 10, 2020

WASHINGTON—The fate of the sweeping 2010 health care law known as Obamacare is again in limbo, with the Supreme Court on Tuesday set to hear arguments over whether that statute should be overturned. States are at the heart of the case and nearly every one has made an argument about why Obamacare should be kept […]