Budget committee discusses messy managed care changes, DSS admits mistakes were made

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A new state policy regarding Medicaid’s managed care system is proving to be one of the most contentious and complicated...

House Budget committee lambasts DHSS and Parson administration over trauma care program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri’s top budget lawmaker in the House of Representatives is not happy. Rep. Scott Fitzpatrick, the chairman of the House Budget...
Gov. Mike Parson takes questions from the media before a Cabinet meeting on June 4, 2018. (ALISHA SHURR/THE MISSOURI TIMES).

Gov. Parson signs legislation to aid fight against opioid addiction, support family caregivers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A bill signed into law by Gov. Mike Parson seeks to reinforce efforts to curb opioid abuse in Missouri, set...

MRL endorses candidates on abortion issues before August primary

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With just one month left before the August primary, candidates for both the House and Senate are hitting the pavement...

NARAL endorses candidates on abortion issues before August primary

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – With just one month left before the August primary, candidates for both the House and Senate are hitting the pavement...

Report finds 90 percent of rural hospital closures happen in states that did not...

A recently released report found that hospitals are six times more likely to close in states that did not expand Medicaid than those that...

Judge denies Planned Parenthood request for injunction, medication abortions still limited in Show-Me State

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Planned Parenthood will not be allowed to provide medication-induced abortions at the Springfield or Columbia clinics housed in Missouri, as...

Missouri General Assembly passes bill to stop unfair emergency room bills

Health advocates cheer important victory; urge legislators to continue working to address surprise medical bills On Friday, May 18, with the 2018 Regular Legislative Session...

Missouri report finds serious shortfalls in mental health care access and coverage

Mental health organizations call on legislature to pass measure to improve behavioral health coverage Jefferson City, Mo (March 27, 2018) A new report from the...

New Missouri health data resource unveiled

exploreMOhealth.org website will power better community health research and investment   ST. LOUIS, MO (March 21, 2018) - Community health improvement stakeholders and the public now have access...

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