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Anita Sutherland

In this Sense of Community Series on the Affordable Care Act, we’re looking at one factor that’s still up in the air in Missouri: whether state lawmakers will expand Medicaid, the health care program for the poor.  KSMU's Jennifer Davidson follows up with one couple who would be directly impacted by the expansion.


Evangel University says it will lay off 12 staff members at the Springfield school, as part of 25 position reductions effective next year. KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports.


Through November, more than 4,100 Missourians had enrolled in health insurance through healthcare.gov, the online marketplace that opened Oct. 1 as part of the Affordable Care Act. One of those individuals, Pamela Langhoff, sat down with KSMU's Scott Harvey to share her story.

Allegiant Air

Allegiant Air, a budget airline that flies out of the Springfield-Branson National Airport, has some winter sales on airfare.  KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has more.

Health application

The cancellation of insurance policies due to the Affordable Care Act has been a big citicism of the law and left many exploring new health options. KSMU's Scott Harvey reports on how a southwest Missouri family came to the conclusion not to enroll in the health exchange once their current policies end.

Cox South

With some 7000 employees working at least 30 hours per week, Cox Health Systems definitely falls into the "more than 50 fulltime employees" category.  Thus Cox is required, under the Affordable Care Act, to provide affordable health care to those employees.  Cox's Benefits Manager, Andy Hedgepath, tells how Cox has adapted to the requirements of Obamacare in this "Sense of Community" report.

Rand Paul

Springfield will play host to Kentucky Senator Rand Paul in February as part of the annual Lincoln Days event.


The Affordable Care Act, aka "Obamacare," is on the minds and tongues of many people today--particularly small business owners and their employees.  In this "Sense of Community" report, Randy Stewart attempts to sort out what the Act means to small businesses and the people who are employed by them.

Senator Blunt at Ozarks Food Harvest in Springfield

With a budget deal looming this week, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri offered his thoughts on the bill during a stop at Ozarks Food Harvest in Springfield. KMSU’s Shane Franklin was there.