MO Cuts Premiums for Pre-existing Condition Health Plan
The Missouri Health Insurance Pool announced that its board has cut premiums by 23 percent for new and current policyholders, as a means to boost enrollment in the state’s pre-existing conditions health plan.
Rural MO has Fewer Physicians Per Capita
According to the Missouri Hospital Association, residents in rural Missouri tent to have access to fewer primary care physicians than those individuals living in cities. The hospital association stated that rural residents could have more difficulty finding primary care physicians when the federal health law expands Medicaid coverage and establishes health insurance exchanges.
Missouri: 2010 Tobacco Fact Sheet
The Legacy Foundation’s 2010 fact sheet on Missouri’s tobacco usage and state laws.