Category: Public Safety and Health

Hepatitis C cure allowed with state Medicaid after lawsuit

ST. LOUIS – A life-saving medicine that cures hepatitis C will now be available to the thousands of Missouri Medicaid recipients suffering from the disease. The decision to allow the medicine was permitted after litigation against the Missouri Department of Social Services (MDSS) brought by three Medicaid recipients represented by […]

Greitens appoints 27 members to child protection boards

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Governor Eric Greitens is looking to provide some aid in the mission to protect children across the state. The Republican governor on Thursday announced the appointments of 27 individuals to serve on a number of boards, including the Child Abuse and Neglect Review Boards, Children’s […]

Ruth receives national award for work on newborn screening legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Missouri State Representative Becky Ruth has been honored with a national award for her 2017 legislation on newborn screening. The Republican from Festus was presented with the Abbey RareVoice Award Wednesday at a reception in Washington. The award is given out by the national organization, Rare Disease […]

Sen. Nasheed calling for removal of Missouri Veterans Commission director

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Amidst allegations of negligence and mistreatment in the St. Louis Veterans Home, Sen. Jamilah Nasheed is calling on Governor Eric Greitens “to do right” by Missouri’s veterans. The St. Louis state senator is circulating a petition calling on the Republican governor to ask for the resignation […]

First committee hearing on healthcare markets leaves stakeholders asking for direction

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The first meeting of the Interim Committee on Stabilizing Missouri’s Health Insurance Markets, tasked with looking at Missouri’s healthcare options, seemed to end with one clear sentiment from those on the committee: they need an outline of the parameters they will be working in. The Wednesday […]

Cunningham: HCB3 replacement will be ‘hopefully one of the first bills in regular session’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Sen. Mike Cunningham, R- Rogersville, sparked interest when he met with Missouri Governor Eric Greitens to unveil his proposed fix to budgetary cuts that removed in-home care for previously estimated 8,000 elderly Missourians. “We’re just going to take it during the regular session,” Cunningham said Monday. […]

RELEASE: NARAL Condemns Greitens’ Attack on Birth Control Access

Playing Politics With Our Healthcare, Greitens’ Move Could Undermine Access to Affordable Contraception in Missouri In response to the latest attack on women’s healthcare and reproductive freedom at the hands of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri’s Alison Dreith released the following statement: “Since he took office, Gov. Greitens […]

MHFRC approves over $40 million in new application, $143 million in extensions

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In their first meeting since September, the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee (MHRFC) approved funding for over $40 million in new applications to construct or improve health facilities. The committee also issued extensions for health facilities projects worth over $143 million. Of the applications that were […]

St. Louis County Police Association endorses Cierpiot for SD 8 bid

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – An ad put out by State Representative Mike Cierpiot in his bid for the State Senate District 8 seat one week ago received mixed reactions. That’s because of the ad, titled “Safer Missouri,” which claimed that the recent unrest in St. Louis has made the Show-Me […]