State and Regional News

Georgetown University Report Finds Number of Uninsured Missouri Children Up Nearly 17 Percent

• Analysis shows Missouri losing significant ground in covering kids
The number of uninsured children increased nationally by more than 400,000 between 2016 and 2018, reversing a long-standing positive trend according to a new report released by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families. Nationwide, more than 4 million children were uninsured in 2018, the highest level since the Affordable Care Act’s major coverage expansions first took effect in 2014.

Patrol superintendent urges everyone to have a safe Halloween

    Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, encourages everyone to have a safe Halloween.
    Give some thought to safety when choosing a costume. Consider make-up rather than masks, since masks can make it difficult to see oncoming traffic. Wear light-colored clothing or add reflective tape to dark costumes to make them visible. Flame resistant costumes are the best ones.

Patrol launches new safety video ‘If I Could Just Go Back’

    Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces a new traffic safety program for teenage and adult drivers entitled, “If I Could Just Go Back." Public information officers at each troop headquarters are available to schools, civic organizations, and churches to present a safety program which includes the showing of "If I Could Just Go Back." There is no cost for the program.

Medicare open enrollment provides Missourians with Medicare an opportunity to choose a plan that best meets their needs

    The Missouri Department of Insurance is encouraging consumers who are eligible for Medicare to review their plan options and costs during this year's open enrollment.

University of Missouri, state’s community colleges establish transfer partnership

    On the heels of significant growth in the University of Missouri’s transfer student population, MU leaders and the state’s community colleges signed an articulation agreement today highlighting their shared commitment to increase opportunities for student access and success.