Medicaid Expansion

Missouri lawmakers to hear testimony on Medicaid expansion and tax credits

Missouri lawmakers will hear testimony on Tuesday in Jefferson City about potential impacts on the state budget if voters approve Medicaid expansion in August. Medicaid, which is officially called MO HealthNet in Missouri, is a federal and state program that assists with medical costs for residents with limited incomes. Missouri voters will cast ballots on […]

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Fourteen Missouri students win propane scholarships

Missouri Propane Gas Association announces member students receiving 2020-21 scholarships through national and state programs. A total of 12 MPGA-member students earned awards through the National Propane Gas Foundation’s scholarship program, while two more won assistance through a statewide workforce development grant. “It is gratifying to be able to assist our propane families by investing […]

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North Central Missouri College LPN Program ranked in top 3 by professional website

North Central Missouri College’s LPN program has been ranked among the “Best LPN Programs in Missouri” for the year 2020 by the team at Nursing Process. NCMC ranks third in the state out of 43 state programs reviewed. North Central Missouri College was ranked based on academic quality, NCLEX-PN pass rates, affordability, and reputation. “We […]

GI Bill 75th Aniversary

Missouri Department of Higher Education shares GI Bill stories and resources for student veterans

The Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) is partnering with the Missouri Veterans Commission and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to join a nationwide movement celebrating the impact of the educational benefits available through the GI Bill. During June, the MDHE will share stories on social media of veterans who used the GI […]

Medical Marijuana

Audio: Veterans needing medical marijuana have to take an extra step to get it

Applications are now available to potential medical marijuana patients, who must be OK’d by a doctor. State program director Lyndall Fraker reports one of the approved conditions is PTSD, but VA doctors cannot certify the patient for it because medical marijuana is NOT federally legal.     Medical Marijuana Applications are online on the Missouri […]

Medical Marijuana

Audio: Medical marijuana facility applicant fees total more than $3.3 million to start fledgling program

As of Thursday, March 7, the state health department has gotten 460 pre-filed application forms for facilities that want to dispense medical marijuana.  That amounts to fees so far of- $3 point 3 million dollars. That money will jumpstart the state program that is still in the works, does not guarantee a license to sell […]