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Why pediatricians are worried about the end of the federal COVID emergency

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

In the pandemic, the government allowed millions of children to stay on Medicaid — no need to have an adult re-enroll them every year. But that may end soon, and many kids could lose their coverage.


The pandemic allowed these families to stay on Medicaid. Now, their children risk healthcare

Saturday, October 08, 2022

In the pandemic, the federal government allowed anyone on Medicaid to stay on, indefinitely. But that could end soon, raising fears in Missouri that kids in particular risk losing coverage.


Missouri Legislature Tries To Back Out Of Voter-Approved Medicaid Expansion

Thursday, April 08, 2021

Missouri Republicans are trying to avoid funding an expansion that would give 275,000 people health insurance. Democrats argue they are pushing ideology over the will of the people.


Medicaid Fight In Missouri Heats Up

Monday, April 05, 2021

Last year, Missouri voters added Medicaid expansion to the state constitution through a ballot measure. But there's a major hiccup: the GOP-controlled legislature refuses to fund expanded coverage.


Examining COVID-19 Cases In Hard-Hit Wisconsin, Missouri, Tennessee

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is not easing up in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. With COVID-19 spreading unchecked in nearly every state, we hear from reporters in three hard-hit states.


Swab, Spit Or Stay Home? A Wide Variety Of Plans To Keep Coronavirus Off Campus

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Colleges are rolling out a dizzying diversity of COVID-19 containment plans for students and staff. Some have no plans for routine testing, while others aim to test everyone on campus twice a week.


In Rural Missouri, Latinx Communities Learn To Contain And Cope With The Coronavirus

Saturday, August 01, 2020

Rural Carthage, Mo., is home to a growing community of Latin American immigrants. Language barriers and economic stress have made it harder to slow the spread of COVID-19.


Some Latinx Communities In The Midwest Struggle To Follow Coronavirus Safety Measures

Friday, July 31, 2020

Latinx communities have been disproportionately hit by the coronavirus. But helping recent immigrants understand how to protect themselves is complicated, especially in rural areas.


Workers Sue Smithfield Foods, Allege Conditions Put Them At Risk For COVID-19

Friday, April 24, 2020

Smithfield's South Dakota plant, which handles 5% of U.S. pork production, has become a coronavirus hot spot, with 783 workers testing positive for the virus so far and two of them dying.