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Health Care Law

2014 brings new health insurance protections

2014 brings new health insurance protections

We continue to wish our friends and family a happy, healthy new year, and in 2014 these words have renewed meaning.

January 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Obama to use Lehman anniversary to cite progress

Obama to use Lehman anniversary to cite progress

WASHINGTON — President Obama is marking the fifth anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse by trying to lay claim to an economic turnaround and warning Republicans against moves that he contends would risk a backslide.

September 14, 2013 11:37 am
What’s next on Missouri's Medicaid expansion front?

What’s next on Missouri's Medicaid expansion front?

The state House approved a budget without include federal dollars to expand Missouri’s Medicaid program. But that doesn’t mean Medicaid expansion is dead in Missouri.

April 01, 2013 10:00 pm Photos


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Committee hears Republican-backed Medicaid plan

JEFFERSON CITY   •   A Republican-backed plan to overhaul Missouri’s Medicaid program got support Monday from groups who have been backing a broader expansion outlined in the federal Affordable Care Act. But many of those same advocates also cast doubt on whether the GOP alternative will get…

March 25, 2013 9:15 pm Related Loading…

Health-care overhaul could lead to higher premiums, some backers now say

WASHINGTON — Less than a year before Americans will be required to have insurance under President Obama’s health-care law, many of its backers are growing increasingly anxious that premiums could jump, driven up by the legislation itself.

February 18, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…

Business briefs

Health-care law spurs switch to part-timers

October 10, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Blog: Chain email about Medicare premiums is false

Several readers have shared with the Star an email that claims Medicare Part B premiums will skyrocket in 2014 when the new federal health law takes effect.

July 12, 2012 6:30 amLoading…

Arizona angle on health care law

NUMBER OF UNINSURED: 1.21 million state residents not covered, or about 19 percent

June 28, 2012 8:39 amLoading…

GOP targets food stamps, federal pensions for cuts

WASHINGTON — Republicans controlling the House are targeting food stamps, federal employee pensions, tax breaks for illegal immigrants and subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care law in a multifaceted drive to swap cuts to domestic programs for big Pentagon cuts scheduled next year.

April 18, 2012 8:58 amLoading…

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