Missouri Health Care Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Medicaid

On Tuesday, October 8th, The Subcommittee on Health Care Reform held a hearing for “Discussion on Medicaid and Medicaid expansion.” Rep. Helms from District 135 in Springfield is the chair of the committee. I testified on behalf of Empower Missouri, and you can find a copy of my testimony here. You can find our full...
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More than 200,000 Missouri workers are in the “coverage gap,” unable to afford insurance through the Marketplace of the Affordable Care Act and unable to qualify for Medicaid, Missouri’s safety net insurance coverage. If you are unfamiliar with Medicaid, it is a health care program that assists families or individuals with low-incomes in paying for...
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Below is an unedited version of the Testimony submitted by Empower Missouri’s Executive Director at a hearing regarding the hundreds of thousands of Missourians dropped from the Medicaid rolls. Find a live Twitter thread of the hearing here. September 11, 2019 To:       Members of the General AssemblyFrom:  Jeanette Mott Oxford, Executive Director – Empower Missouri...
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When the Affordable Care Act passed, an unforeseen pitfall to the system was created.
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In our bi-weekly calls, the coalition discusses ways to change Missouri’s outdated HIV Criminalization statutes, and how to best support PLHIV in the state of Missouri. Add this event to your Google Calendar: Further Reading: Michael Johnson’s release from prison presents an opportunity for HIV education – by Molly Pearson After Michael Johnson’s Release, What...
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In our bi-weekly calls, the coalition discusses ways to change Missouri’s outdated HIV Criminalization statutes, and how to best support PLHIV in the state of Missouri.     Further Reading: Michael Johnson’s release from prison presents an opportunity for HIV education – by Molly Pearson After Michael Johnson’s Release, What Next for Missouri HIV Criminalization?...
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Michael Johnson was released from Booneville Correctional Center on Tuesday, July 9th, 25 years before his expected release date. “Leaving prison is such a great feeling,” he told a BuzzFeed News reporter. Mr. Johnson was accused and convicted of failing to disclose his positive HIV status with a number of his sexual partners, leading to...
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The major take-away for me from the 2019 Legislative Session is the importance of working in coalition with others for evidence-based public policies.
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On Saturday, May 11th, The Griot Black History Museum in St Louis hosted a Community Prayer Breakfast to honor and recognize the caregivers and the legacy of those we’ve lost to HIV.
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