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Missouri running out of time to decide on expanding Medicaid [Entered: 10/29/2012]
By Brendan Cullerton
Linda Spence is a 63-year-old full-time student at University of Missouri-Kansas City. After losing her job as a Program Director on the campus of UMKC, she has no health insurance because she does not qualify for Medicaid.
After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled it unconstitutional for the federal government to force states to expand its Medicaid coverage, Missouri now has a choice of whether or not to expand Medicaid for people like Linda Spence.
The federal government will pay 100 percent of the financial burden imposed by Medicaid expansion for the first three years, but after the initial grace period, Missouri would start to become responsible for some of the cost. Missouri would be responsible for five percent of the cost in 2017 and 10 percent starting in 2022, according to state officials and advocacy groups.
Spence said she takes advantage of a discount at Truman Hospital for people with lower incomes. She said not many people know about this discount, and people who want it must ... continued
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Thursday April 17th
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Friday April 11th
Happy 73rd birthday to journalist and columnist Ellen Goodman! Goodman won the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary in 1980 and has spent her life documenting social change and its impact on American society. Photo courtesy of washingtonpost. Link
Wednesday April 9th
It's not too late to register for the Missouri Advertising Managers Annual Meeting! Registration is open until Friday. We'd love to have you! Link