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Making Self-Care/Workplace-Care Part of Our COVID-19 Conversation & Survival Plan

Empower Missouri Advocacy Family, Midday last Friday, Gov. Mike Parson declared a State of Emergency as the first cases of COVID-19 were diagnosed in Missouri. Life has significantly changed for most of us during the past eight days. Many are working from home, with the pleasure and challenges of having children home with us. Some...
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Think about a great customer experience you had recently. For me, it was when I was shipped the wrong-sized winter boots. I called the company and explained the issue, and within two business days, a new pair of boots and a return shipping label were sent to my apartment. Easy. In our digital age, it’s...
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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In our bi-weekly calls, the coalition discusses ways to change Missouri’s outdated HIV Criminalization statutes, and how to best support PLHIV in the state of Missouri.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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