Senator Denny Hoskins

Senator Denny Hoskins files legislation ensuring insurance coverage for children with developmental disabilities

Missouri State Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg, pre-filed legislation to help all children with developmental disabilities get medically necessary therapies. Senate Bill 45 would require insurance companies to cover therapies like physical, occupational, speech and Applied Behavior Analysis for children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Fragile X and many other disabilities. Since 2010, Missouri has required insurance to […]

Child being examined by doctor

Number of uninsured children grows in Missouri

About 75,000 children in Missouri lacked health insurance in 2017, or about 5.1 percent, according to a new report from Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families.  That’s a small increase over 2016 and is just above the national average, which increased from 4.7 to 5 percent. Amanda Schneider, director of the Medical-Legal Partnership at Legal Services […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Saint Luke’s Health System no longer to accept Ambetter Insurance beginning in 2019

Saint Luke’s Health System has announced it will no longer accept Ambetter Insurance beginning in 2019. Saint Luke’s Health System includes Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton and Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe. Ambetter was the only option for health insurance in the area for 2018 on the Health Insurance Marketplace for residents who did not […]

Attorney General Josh Hawley and Senator Claire McCaskill Debate

Full Debate: Attorney General Josh Hawley and Senator Claire McCaskill Debate in St. Louis

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley said Thursday night that he opposed cutting Social Security and Medicare to help erase the nation’s ballooning deficits and debt. Breaking with a suggestion by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Hawley said that if cuts needed to be made, lawmakers should look at taking federal dollars from the Affordable […]

Claire McCaskill and Josh Hawley

Audio: Senator McCaskill and Attorney General Hawley Spar on Kavanaugh nomination, health care and tax returns

(Missourinet) – The two main candidates for Missouri’s U-S Senate race battled over the issue of health care at a Friday forum near St. Louis, sponsored by the Missouri Press Association. GOP Senate nominee Josh Hawley, who as Attorney General joined a lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act, says he supports maintaining requiring insurance companies […]

Home Packed School Lunch

24 tips for packing a healthy, affordable lunch

Parents often go to great lengths during the school year to be sure their children have the right equipment—pens, notebooks, clothing—to make it through the day. “Proper nutrition is also a key ingredient for school success because it fuels brain cells and gives your child the energy and nutrients he or she needs for optimal […]

Healthcare

McCaskill on pre-existing conditions: “We’ve got to figure out a way to take care of them that makes the most financial sense”

(Missourinet) – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill continues to speak out against a lawsuit Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has joined challenging the Affordable Care Act. During a Tuesday roundtable in St. Louis with those who have pre-existing medical conditions, McCaskill says the lawsuit aims to wipe out pre-existing condition protections, resulting in economic consequences.   […]