Missouri governor looks to Senate for healthcare plan
AP/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, March 27, 2009
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is shifting his hopes for expanding government healthcare to the Senate after the House passed a budget containing no money for it. The Senate Appropriations Committee chairman says there is considerable support in his chamber for expanding health coverage, either through Nixon's plan or a private-sector alternative. The Republican-led House approved a $22.8 billion operating budget for next year after a multi-day debate that focused on how much the state can afford to spend. A key point of disagreement is Nixon's proposal to spend $145 million to expand Medicaid health coverage to an estimated 35,000 low-income parents.
- mHealth Tackles Readmissions
- 'Kafkaesque' Value System Unfairly Penalizes Doctor Pay
- CNO Leads $1M Charge for New Scrubs, Uniforms
- Targeting Self-Insured Populations
- MA an Insurance Proving Ground for Providers
- Sharp HealthCare Leaves Pioneer ACO Program
- Some Cancer Hospitals' Quality Data Will Soon Be Public
- Proton Beam Therapy Poised for Growth in US
- Docs Fret as HHS Addresses Malpractice Reporting 'Loopholes'
- Half of All Primary Care, Internal Medicine Jobs Unfilled in 2013