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.
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.
In this segment of our Sense of Community Series on the Affordable Care Act, KSMU's Jennifer Davidson reports on how it's uniquely affecting rural Americans--including a coverage gap that many of Missouri's poorest are falling into.
In our Sense of Community Series this week on KSMU, we'll be exploring how the Affordable Care Act, or "Obamacare," is impacting people here in the Ozarks. In this segment, KSMU's Jennifer Davidson reports on the provision in the law that allows young people up to age 26 to stay on their parents' health insurance plans.
U.S. Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, along with Delaware Senator Chris Coons and other colleagues are calling for the reauthorization of the “Victims of Child Abuse Act” (VOCAA). If passed, the bill would reaffirm funding for Children’s Advocacy Centers, which ceased in 2005. KSMU’s Julie Greene has more on what it means for the region.
Monday night’s snowfall dumped an additional four inches on top of previous accumulations, with temperatures remaining below the freezing mark. KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports on how MoDOT and the areas it serves are handling the winter surge.
The National Weather Service in Springfield recorded between 6” and 8” of snow over the weekend, with more forecasted to fall tonight. KSMU’s Shane Franklin spoke with Springfield Public Works about how they prepare and respond to winter weather.
Branson Airport officials say they are disappointed and surprised of Southwest Airlines’ announcement that it’ll cease service at the venue next summer. As KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports, the airline’s exit next June will mark just a 15 month stay in Branson.
Nearly 22 million dollars’ worth of renovations on Missouri State University’s athletics and recreational facilities will begin this month. The renovations will include a new student section at the Plaster Sports Complex,a sand volleyball court, field hockey space, and soccer and track fields. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers got some student reactions to these new additions.
The winter storm has led to the cancellation of several blood drives. But the need for blood is constant, meaning area hospitals might soon face a shortage of certain blood types if donations don’t pick up. KSMU's Jennifer Davidson has more.
All the hype around Cyber Monday and Black Friday means very little to those in our community who can't afford Christmas presents. That's why Crosslines is stepping in once again to offer holiday food and toy baskets for our community's most vulnerable citizens. KSMU's Jennifer Davidson has more on the application process.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has called lawmakers back to Jefferson City Monday. As Tim Lloyd tells us, the Governor is pushing for up to $150 million a year in tax credits and incentives for a chance to build Boeing’s new 777x passenger plane.
While the holidays mean an abundance of food for many of us, a rising percentage of Missourians worry about whether they’ll have enough food. Maria Altman speaks with Interdisciplinary Center for Food Security Executive Director Sandy Rikoon about its 2013 Missouri Hunger Atlas.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says he’s planning to boost Missouri’s Bright Flight scholarship program while getting high-achievers to stay in the state after college graduation. KSMU’s Jennifer Davidson has details.
Upon finalizing the 2014 budget Friday, Greene County officials say they’ve managed to avoid cutting nearly 20 jobs that were originally on the chopping block. However, eight will be eliminated as part of $1.1 million in budget reductions. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more.
Gov. Jay Nixon says Missourians who received cancellation notices because their individual health plans don’t comply with the Affordable Care Act can now renew that policy into next year. KSMU's Scott Harvey has details.