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The 14th Annual Show Me Summit on Aging & Health came to a close today in Columbia, MO, but not before participants received a full course of informational and educational presentations. The day started with comments from Randall Williams, the new director of  the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services. He was followed by […]

After a healthy breakfast, Day 2 of the 14th Annual ShowMe Summit on Aging & Health got underway. Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill kicked off the day with a short video detailing major issues facing seniors in Washington and saluting the efforts of Missouri seniors working to maintain funding for key programs and services. The introductory […]

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When the Missouri Legislature convened its annual veto session on Wednesday, it quickly became apparent that the votes to override ANY of Gov. Greitens would not materialize in the House, despite great concern over funding for senior programs. According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, “Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard and House Speaker Todd […]

The Missouri Legislature convenes on September 13 to consider bills passed by the legislature during its regular session, but vetoed by the Governor during the summer. A variety of bills could be considered, but HCB 3, a broad bill that provided funding for senior programs, is unlikely to have the votes necessary to override the […]

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  • Sep 13 - UPDATE: Legislature Overrides No Vetoes; Creates Task Force On Senior Funding
    When the Missouri Legislature convened its annual veto session on Wednesday, it quickly became apparent that the votes to override ANY of Gov. Greitens would not materialize in the House, despite great concern over funding for senior programs. According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, “Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard and House Speaker Todd […]
  • Sep 13 - Legislative Veto Session Begins Today: Chances Slim For Restoring HCB 3 Funding
    The Missouri Legislature convenes on September 13 to consider bills passed by the legislature during its regular session, but vetoed by the Governor during the summer. A variety of bills could be considered, but HCB 3, a broad bill that provided funding for senior programs, is unlikely to have the votes necessary to override the […]
  • Sep 12 - Medicaid Cuts: One Person’s Story
    Columbia Missourian – The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services administers in-home care for adults who are eligible for Medicaid and who are elderly or have a disability. Medicaid pays for a caregiver — whether a family member or an outside attendant — to help with day-to-day tasks. It helps keep people in their […]