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McCaskill Discusses Ways to Improve Healthcare With Missouri Hospital Association

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill met this week with the Missouri Hospital Association to discuss ways to improve healthcare in Missouri, including ways to protect Medicare and help hospitals.

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23 arrested following Medicaid expansion protest

JEFFERSON CITY - A visitor's gallery of singing and chanting protesters calling for Medicaid expansion led to the arrest of 23 by Capitol Police.

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House and Senate budget leaders back Gov. Nixon’s plan to rebuild Fulton State Mental Hospital

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon said today that the agreement by legislators to back his plan to rebuild Missouri’s only maximum-security psychiatric facility in Fulton will strengthen public safety across the state.  The House and Senate budget conference committee announced today that the Fiscal Year 2015 budget would follow the Governor’s recommendation for a strategic bond issuance to replace the crumbling and dangerous Fulton State Mental Hospital. The Governor urged the House and Senate to pass this vital portion of the budget and send it to his desk.

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New healthcare navigator regulations being pushed

JEFFERSON CITY - The House Health Insurance Committee has approved legislation that would require a state-licensed navigator pass a test given by the Insurance Department.
The bill also would require the applicant undergo finger printing for background checks.

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Senator's passionate plea leads to passage of hemp oil measure

JEFFERSON CITY - Passionate plea from Sen. Eric Schmitt, R-St. Louis County, lead to the passage of a hemp oil measure, Thursday May 1.

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