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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While many will be taking time off this week for the Thanksgiving holiday, one blood donation center is reminding potential donors of the ongoing need for the “gift of life.” KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann has this report.
A four-year-old Springfield girl has a new outlook on life after a successful cataract procedure at Mercy hospital. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more on what officials are calling a milestone in pediatric care.
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.
With Suicide being the eleventh leading cause of death in the U.S, a local agency will be conducting a specially-designed 12 week program for the family survivors of suicide. KSMU’s Shannon Bowers has more.
High school students in Springfield this week have been hearing about the experiences of former methamphetamine users. KSMU’s Julie Greene has more on this effort to prevent students from getting involved with the drug.
During an assembly at Nixa’s Summit Intermediate school Tuesday, a check for $41,916 was presented to fund the CoxHealth Cardiac Kids program. KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann attended the assembly and has more.
Ozarks Counseling Center and the Drury University Center for Nonprofit Communication will host a one-day event called "BrainStorming the Barriers: The SW Missouri Symposium on Improving Access to Mental Healthcare." As KSMU’s Theresa Bettmann explains, organizers want to dive deeper into how to break down the blockades to mental healthcare.
A boost more than four years ago to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), otherwise known as food stamps, ran out Friday. What impact will it have on poor families in the Ozarks? KSMU’s Scott Harvey explains.
Questions are mounting for those with individual health insurance policies, after receiving notices that their plans will be cancelled because they don't meet the requirements of the new federal healthcare law.KSMU’s Scott Harvey reports on what it means for local consumers.