Mother and Child eating pizza

Missouri kids are eager to solve food insecurity

Missouri school kids were so eager to participate in the “No Kid Hungry Innovation Challenge” that it was a full house when they pitched their ideas for reducing child hunger and food insecurity.  The challenge distributed $14,000 in grants to students who had the most innovative ideas for increasing access to, or participation in, school […]

City of Trenton Website

City of Trenton to offer employees same health insurance coverage at nearly $10,000 increase

The finance committee is recommending the full Trenton City Council accept a smaller than expected increase in cost of insurance in employee health insurance for next year. Five members of the city council, plus the mayor, city administrator, city clerk, and department heads met last night with a consultant working on behalf of Missouri Intergovernmental […]

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 […]

Delta Queen Riverboat

Senators Blunt and McCaskill announce legislation to bring historic riverboat back to the Mississippi River

Missouri Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill announced that their legislation to bring the historic 1920’s riverboat Delta Queen back to the Mississippi River was signed into law. The bill reinstates a decades-long exemption to allow the boat to operate from its new homeport of Kimmswick, in Jefferson County – creating jobs and strengthening economic […]

Feeding cattle (cows, livestock)

Feeding corn to cows replaces hay, but care is needed when adding starch to diets

Wintering cows in a year with bad hay or shortages of hay proves challenging to beef farmers with the prolonged drought last summer upsetting haymaking plans. Beef nutritionist Eric Bailey, University of Missouri Extension, answered farmers’ questions December 2nd at the Missouri Livestock Symposium in Kirksville.  His topic: “Winter Feeding With Expensive Hay.”  Less hay can […]

Healthcare

New report on the Health Insurance Market in Missouri released by Missouri Department of Insurance

A new report on the health insurance markets in Missouri was recently released by the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions, and Professional Registration. The report, which focuses on major medical coverage, makes use of diverse data sources to provide an overview of Missouri’s health insurance market. In addition to data possessed by the DIFP, […]

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Audio: Missouri State Representative Holly Rehder to Pre-file Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Legislation

A southeast Missouri lawmaker who has championed prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) legislation for years thinks it will “make it over the finish line” in 2019. Sikeston State Representative Holly Rehder tells Missourinet that she and State Senator-Elect Tony Luetkemeyer of Parkville will pre-file the same bill today (Monday).     Rehder notes Missouri is […]

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 […]