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2012 Health Stories
Radio Story - Republicans condemn Gov. Nixon's support of Medicaid expansion.
Radio Story - Hospitals favor Medicaid expansion as without it, hospitals serving low-income patients lose more money.
Newspaper Story - Gov. Nixon announces support for Medicaid expansion while many Republicans state opposition.
Radio Story - Republicans react to governor's support of Medicaid expansion
Newspaper Story - Gov. Jay Nixon outlined how he will work with a veto-proof GOP majority Thursday.
Newspaper Story - Missouri voters shot down Proposition B, which proposed an increase on the state's tobacco tax.
Radio Story - Missouri running out of time to decide whether or not to expand Medicaid for 452,000 people
Newspaper Story - Missouri lawmaker's have to decide to expand Medicaid by the 2013 budget or leave many uninsured.
Newspaper Story - Rep. Chris Kelly, Missouri convenience store group bring their arguments to Columbia on cigarette tax
Radio Story - Opponents clash on cigarette tax on November ballot
Radio Story - Gov. Jay Nixon challenges hunters to donate 10,000 deer this season to help feed the hungry.
Newspaper Story - Proposition E puts health care back on Missouri ballots
Radio Story - Propsition E will put on the ballot another part of the federal health care law: exchanges
Newspaper Story - U.S. Rep. Todd Akin and incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill traded barbs on Akin's controversial comments
Newspaper Story - Mo. abortion groups challenge contingency in opposing MOSIRA funding
Newspaper Story - Missouri's National Guard schedules a special suicide-prevention day.
Radio Story - 60% of Missourians are estimated to be obese by 2030
Radio Story - Missouri Supreme court hears arguments regarding MOSIRA funding bill being unconstitutional
Newspaper Story - The use of propofol for lethal injection is considered by some to be a step backwards in human rights.
Radio Story - Missouri hospitals that serve the uninsured will struggle with decrease in DSH payments
Newspaper Story - Missouri will continue to be one of five states without mandatory rabies vaccination
Radio Story - Lawmakers decide not to pursue passing rabies vaccination legislation
Radio Story - Cole County judge is deciding if ballot language on affordable health insurance is fair.
Newspaper Story - U.S. Rep. Todd Akin remains in Senate race after his comments on rape and abortion drew national outrage.
Radio Story - The fifth in a five-part series on the debate over residential care for persons with developmental disabilities.
Radio Story - Habilitation centers alternatives: the third in a five-part series on developmental disabilities.
Radio Story - Moving the disabled: the second in a five-part series on developmental disabilities.
Radio Story - The first of a five part series on habilitation centers vs. community facilities for the developmentally disabled.
Radio Story - A bill calls for a smooth transition plan to transfer people with disabilities to communities died.
Radio Story - Lead based paint in older buildings and not enough testing has lead to this ongoing problem of lead poisoning.
Radio Story - Several bondsmen testified in favor of unrelated component of Sam Pratt's Law.
Newspaper Story - News summary for May 8
Radio Story - A bill that would protect the rights of alternative to abortion agencies was perfected in the House.
Newspaper Story - The state's budget is in a gridlock as the House and Senate cannot come to an agreement.
Radio Story - Prescription Drug ID filibustered...again.
Newspaper Story - The Senate's only physician launches filibuster against a prescription drug monitoring program.
Newspaper Story - Missouri Replubican representative speaks out against bill banning discussion of sexual orientation in schools
Radio Story - House Health Insurance Committee hears bill that would block the Affordable Care Act.
Radio Story - House Committee approves a bill that would create a committee to study the future of Missouri Employers Mutual.
Radio Story - The Missouri Senate decided not to cut healthcare benefits for the blind and visually impaired.
Newspaper Story - Missouri Senate approves a budget plan that would restore funding to the blind
Radio Story - Senate committee hears emotional testimony on CPR bill.
Newspaper Story - House adds "shameful" abortion amendment to bill on health coverage studies.
Newspaper Story - House and Senate perfect and debate similar bills to crack down on unlicensed child care providers.
Radio Story - Representative adds an amendment to a bill to up the prices of malpractice insurance.
Radio Story - Missouri responds to Obama's mandate for birth control coverage.
Radio Story - Missouri lawmakers debate Affordable Care Act
Radio Story - Missouri veterans are waiting on a dedicated source of funding.
Radio Story - A bill would slowly wean single parents off of child care instead of immediately cutting it after they make over.
Radio Story - Missouri lawmakers voted for an amendment to lessen the penalties for crack cocaine.
Newspaper Story - Mother's could put children up for adoption without the consent of an absent father
Radio Story - Bill that would require parental consent for tanning debated in House.
Newspaper Story - House committee discusses bills to crack down on metal theft, eliminate phone usage while driving
Newspaper Story - In response to the contraception debate, Missouri female legislators would restrict vasectomies.
Radio Story - Legislation to prohibit vasectomies
Radio Story - Hundreds of Missourians protest President Obama's health care law
Radio Story - Anti-abortion rally at the state Capitol
Radio Story - Drug Monitoring Program to prevent people from 'doctor shopping'
Radio Story - A bill that would change MO hospital inspections blocked in Senate.
Newspaper Story - St. Joseph Senator blocks a bill that would reduce the number of agencies regulating Missouri's Hospitals.
Newspaper Story - Missouri would implement a targeted testing program to test individuals at high risk for tuberculosis.
Radio Story - The Senate's only licensed physician continues to block a prescription drug monitoring plan.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri House gives first round approval to the state's operating budget.
Radio Story - Bill to increase money for brain injury fund, set up commission
Radio Story - House committee hears bill to endorse a bill that would give better educational access to Missouri children.
Radio Story - The Missouri House joined the senate in passing a bill restricting employee lawsuits
Radio Story - A controversial health care amendment debated in House Committee Session.
Radio Story - Missouri House approved a prescription drug monitoring program.
Radio Story - Bill monitoring prescription drugs met strong opposition from the only doctor in the Senate.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri House is reversing the cuts to universities by slashing funds for the blind.
Newspaper Story - Crackdown on unlicensed child care providers evokes emotional testimony at hearing
Radio Story - The mother of a dead child testified in favor of a bill that cracks down on unlicensed day care providers.
Radio Story - After last year's fallout at Penn state, Missouri's House looks to tighten mandatory reporting laws.
Radio Story - Representatives heard testimony from teachers requesting that CPR training be mandatory for high school students.
Newspaper Story - One Missouri legislator suggests making CPR training a high school graduation requirement.
Radio Story - The house officially declared their opposition to a federal health mandate, but not without debate.
Newspaper Story - The representatives responded after Missouri's House declared its opposition to the federal contraception mandate
Newspaper Story - Medicade 'spend down' is under investigation for fraud
Radio Story - Bill that would eliminate the requirement for medical coverage of contraceptives sparks Senate debate.
Radio Story - Nurses want more independence from doctors with proposed legislation
Newspaper Story - House Republicans cut $68 million in health programs in a push to add money to public universities.
Newspaper Story - The bills would ban children 15 and younger from tanning and require parental consent for teens younger than 17.
Radio Story - Legislators heard the dangers of children using tanning devices and restrictions needed for facilities.
Radio Story - A state Senate committee passed a bill reacting with the birth control portion of Obamacare.
Radio Story - Senate Committee heard testimony on a bill to further regulate child care centers.
Newspaper Story - Planned Parenthood rallied in support of Obama's Affordable Care Act at the Missouri Capitol
Radio Story - Planned Parenthood Rallies Behind Affordable Care Act
Newspaper Story - The proposed bill would not require health care providers to provide contraceptives to their employees.
Newspaper Story - The Missouri House is considering legislation that would require schools to investigate bullying.
Newspaper Story - A bill in the Missouri House could crack down on unlicensed child care providers.
Radio Story - A House bill protects health care provider's from violating consciences
Radio Story - Missouri House committee hears bill that requires gross negligence for any lawsuit over inmate suicides.
Radio Story - The House Children and Families Committee heard heated debate over federal funds for abortions.
Radio Story - The Missouri House is considering new legislation which would require stricter anti-bullying policies in schools.
Radio Story - Tina Meier testifies in front of the House Children and Families Committee in support of an anti-bullying bill.
Radio Story - Missouri lawmakers propose a bill that would close foster parent's personal information to the general public.
Radio Story - A House Committee discussed a bill that would crack down on unlicensed child care providers.
Newspaper Story - Campaign Life Missouri supports a bill that would create restrictions on abortion pill distribution.
Radio Story - Representatives hear opposition from Planned Parenthood on new abortion bill
Newspaper Story - The bill would integrate residents with intellectual disabilities into community life
Radio Story - Adoptees lobby for more access to medical history
Newspaper Story - Bill would allow adoptees to obtain real birth certificate, biological parents' medical history
Newspaper Story - The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program would create an electronic database to monitor prescription drug use
Radio Story - Prescription Monitoring Program to Prevent 'Doctor Shopping'
Radio Story - Senate gives preliminary approval to legislation requiring a vote before Missouri could implement Obamacare.
Newspaper Story - Missouri's public universities bore the brunt of Gov. Nixon's 2013 proposed budget cuts.
Newspaper Story - Senate committee hears testimony on stopping executive branch from implementing a health exchange.
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